Bug 3694 - Applying a Template does not update currently opened documents
Summary: Applying a Template does not update currently opened documents
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 2.6
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-29 17:22 UTC by John Ruiz
Modified: 2012-03-02 11:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description John Ruiz 2012-02-29 17:22:53 UTC
Open a file for editing and then go to Edit > Preferences and select a new template.  Note that the currently open file does not get the selected template applied to it.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-29 19:53:22 UTC
If I understand correctly, you expect editing the code formatter preferences to reformat the currently open file?

This would be unexpected behaviour for most users - altering preferences does not usually modify existing files. Also, many users may not want their files reformatted, the formatting of existing code might not be consistent and reformatting would confuse the VCS history.

Another problem, global code formatter preferences are actually a "policy", not a preference. This means that the settings in the preferences dialog only affect new solutions. Existing solution have the settings saved into the solution options, so that they are consistent between different people editing the solution. Note that you can created named policy sets using the policy editor and apply them to existing solution.

You probably should use "Edit->Format->Format Document".
Comment 2 John Ruiz 2012-03-02 10:48:52 UTC
No, not code formatter preferences.  I'm talking about the User Interface Visual Theme.  

I wanted a dark background with light foreground, so I changed the template to Aurora-Midnight and then clicked OK.  Everything changed colors for me, except for the open documents.  Those open documents should be updated to follow the visual theme.  

Doing so would not change the code at all.
Comment 3 Mike Krüger 2012-03-02 11:24:00 UTC
That's already fixed.

Should work in the latest stable release as well.