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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!
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this report! Marking this report as CONFIRMED.