Bug 14250 - Cannot show documentation for System classes
Summary: Cannot show documentation for System classes
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 4.0.12
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Low enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-26 16:25 UTC by alexchandel
Modified: 2015-05-18 03:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description alexchandel 2013-08-26 16:25:28 UTC
It is impossible to jump to or to view any Documentation for System types.

If I right-click an object of type, say, System.Net.HttpListener, I'd like an option to view Documentation about that class. Equivalently, if I right-click a field of an object of type System.Net.HttpListener, I'd like to be able to open/view documentation about that field. But I have none of these options.

Equivalently, the Help Pad, or a "Documentation Pad", could show some brief documentation about the currently selected/highlighted object.

This problem is alleviated when dealing with custom classes, for which the option "Go to declaration" suffices.

Also, I don't mean the Tooltips, which naturally appear. These show the Class/Class field's signature, but give no documentation information.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-08-26 16:32:53 UTC
You can use Help -> API Documentation.

I guess it might be nice to have the command appear in the context menu when help exists for the current item.
Comment 2 Mike Krüger 2015-05-18 03:35:35 UTC
We're currently designing a help pad.