Bug 423 - Template Simplification
Summary: Template Simplification
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 2.8
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alan McGovern
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-08-25 10:53 UTC by Jonathan Pobst
Modified: 2011-10-25 07:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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

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Description Jonathan Pobst 2011-08-25 10:53:25 UTC
- It would be nice to roll up some of the most common templates into the MonoTouch category so you don't have to fully drill down.

- Shorten the names of the templates (like removing "MonoTouch").  The names are so long that several of them look identical.  You have to resize the dialog to see (Storyboard).

- Rather than have 3x the number of templates, let me pick the app type I want and then select my target devices (ipad/iphone) on the Project Features page.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-08-25 13:20:23 UTC
1) my new project template dialog fixes this, drilling down is a filtering/refining.

2) We can do that, but if we shorten then too much they won't make sense when displayed without categorization in in the "recent projects" list.

3) Handling the variants as project features is planned ((storyboard+xib) * (ipad+iphone_universal) = 6 varaints), but for that we need project templates that support options. I was working on that but had to put it on hold to work on Xcode 4.
Comment 2 Jonathan Pobst 2011-08-25 14:53:32 UTC
Good point about the "recent projects" part.  Maybe we can expand the second line which only contains "C#" to contain the full path, like "C# -> MonoTouch -> iPad"?
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-08-25 15:53:58 UTC
That might work, yes.
Comment 4 Sebastien Pouliot 2011-10-07 09:25:29 UTC
-> monodevelop
Comment 5 Alan McGovern 2011-10-07 09:29:08 UTC
Some of this has already been done. Have you looked at the MonoTouch templates recently, as they exist in MD 2.8?
Comment 6 Alan McGovern 2011-10-25 07:19:43 UTC
This has already been implemented