Bug 25949 - Editor Should Support OS X System Services for Text Selection
Summary: Editor Should Support OS X System Services for Text Selection
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
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-12 17:13 UTC by Matthew Wegner
Modified: 2017-07-19 20:18 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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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:

To Sublime Text:

(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:

But it's also possible to write one-off services via Automator for project-specific functionality:

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.