Bug 25949 - Editor Should Support OS X System Services for Text Selection
Summary: Editor Should Support OS X System Services for Text Selection
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 5.7
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Low enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Mike Krüger
URL:
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Reported: 2015-01-12 17:13 UTC by Matthew Wegner
Modified: 2017-07-19 20:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Matthew Wegner 2015-01-12 17:13:09 UTC
Xamarin Studio doesn't expose its text selection to OS X services.

Compare a text selection in Xamarin Studio:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rmjw0fxxahnlhg6/Screenshot%202015-01-12%2011.54.12.png?dl=0

To Sublime Text:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8fzcdbmeo9j4y6/Screenshot%202015-01-12%2011.54.42.png?dl=0

(Or indeed, the vast majority of applications that deal with text--include web browsers).

Many apps publish functionality into Services with global hotkeys.  Built-in apps do, too.  Try selecting this text in your browser and hitting CMD-SHIFT-Y to open a sticky with the selection.

Dash is one popular example for documentation lookup and snippets:
http://kapeli.com/dash

But it's also possible to write one-off services via Automator for project-specific functionality:
http://www.macosxautomation.com/services/learn/tut03/index.html

Xamarin Studio supporting Services on Mac would open up a lot of opportunities, and in theory it isn't a super difficult change!
Comment 1 Tom Opgenorth 2017-07-19 20:18:28 UTC
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this report! Marking this report as CONFIRMED.