Bug 4483 - Completion too aggressive for anonymous methods
Summary: Completion too aggressive for anonymous methods
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-17 16:36 UTC by Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT]
Modified: 2012-04-18 13:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2012-04-17 16:36:36 UTC
This is one annoying thing both VS and MD have in common, I hope MD can be better here :)


You want to type:

Action action = v => { Console.WriteLine ("foo"); };

the issue is the space after 'v', it ends up like this:

Action action = var 

This sample is a bit uncommon, but it happens all the time when I want to pass anonymous delegates as parameters in function calls.
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2012-04-17 17:11:24 UTC
in fact we had a solution for that :)

But it got broken - I don't know when we had it, it may be back in the 2.2 area ?
It didn't work for all cases because the context lookup was very, very hard to do with the old nrefactory.

But now I can improve on that again :). I'll put it on the tomorrows todo pile.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-04-17 18:54:58 UTC
I think we fixed that sometime in the 2.6 cycle (which lasted about a year), it must have regressed in newresolver.

Basically, in the case where completion was expecting a delegate - event add/remove, delegate parameters, delegate variable assignment - we would switch completion into "suggestion" mode, and also offer several suggestions for lambda and anonymous method patterns, as well as methods in scope that matched the delegate signature.
Comment 3 Mike Krüger 2012-04-18 01:12:35 UTC
it worked only for a few contexts since real context lookup wasn't possible there.
Comment 4 Mike Krüger 2012-04-18 13:47:21 UTC
fixed that one - it should work in many more contexts.

For example:

List<Action> act = new List<Action> ();
act.Add (v