Bug 3210 - FileService purpose should be clearer
Summary: FileService purpose should be clearer
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Shell ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Lowest enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-02 17:01 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-11-05 00:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-02 17:01:47 UTC
Currently the FIleService's purpose is not very clear.

There are methods to broadcast file change events, and methods that duplicate System.IO functionality (e.g. delete, move) but broadcast change events. These only need to be called when the VCS or project system needs to be aware of the change. Calling them in other cases is just wasting cycles.

There are some other methods for things like creating temp directories or performing atomic renames which do not broadcast events.

We need to separate them out into more clearly named classes - maybe something like ProjectFileService and FileSystemUtility - so that they're less likely to be misused.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2012-02-02 17:17:21 UTC
yea, sounds like a good idea
Comment 2 Marius Ungureanu 2016-11-05 00:10:27 UTC
Marking as confirmed, the issue still exists.