Bug 3456 - Better changed file reloading
Summary: Better changed file reloading
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: High enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-14 17:23 UTC by Aaron Bockover
Modified: 2012-03-29 07:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Aaron Bockover 2012-02-14 17:23:13 UTC
The behavior when MonoDevelop detects that files open in the editor have changed from underneath it is suboptimal and frustrating.

MonoDevelop should adopt a more Visual Studio like approach to reloading or ignoring changes to files on disk.

There are two key improvements:

(a) offer to reload a single file, ignore a single file, ignore all, reload all
(b) only update the UI with regard to changed files when the IDE receives focus again

The (a) improvement means that users don't have to click "reload" or "ignore" for 50 changed documents (yes, this happens all the time in a team environment with git on a large project).

And the benefit of (b) is that the IDE isn't actively bugging you about changed documents when you're not actually doing work in the IDE (e.g. probably in a terminal doing git things). Only ask to ignore/reload when the user has focused the IDE, presumably to do IDE things again.
Comment 1 Sandy Armstrong 2012-02-14 19:19:49 UTC
Oh yes.
Comment 2 Mike Krüger 2012-03-29 07:55:46 UTC