Bug 7803 - Highlighting in .ashx
Summary: Highlighting in .ashx
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 4.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-11 13:55 UTC by Larry Ewing [MSFT]
Modified: 2012-10-18 00:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

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Description Larry Ewing [MSFT] 2012-10-11 13:55:29 UTC
I realize editing .ashx that include inline code outside of a project is not the most common case but I would like to request that we default to syntax highlighting appropriate to the language rather than the asp.net highlighter since a .ashx typically has 1 line of xml then potentially a lot of c#.  The asp.net highlighter does a terrible job with these files and the c# rules do quite well.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-10-12 13:27:49 UTC
Mike, could we easily pass everything after the single <%@ ... %> directive to the C# highlighter?
Comment 2 Mike Krüger 2012-10-15 02:00:35 UTC
in fact it's very easy to do
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-10-15 10:47:37 UTC
Note: we want to do this only for ashx/asmx, not aspx/ascx.
Comment 4 Mike Krüger 2012-10-16 04:41:35 UTC
that's also easy :)
Comment 5 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-10-16 16:39:20 UTC
Isn't working for me.

Notes: ashx files has a <%@  ... %> directive (possibly more than one?) *followed* by C# code. The C# code is *not* inside the directive tag.

Here is a sample file:

<%@ WebHandler Language="C#" Class="Application.Foo" %>

using System;
using System.Web;

namespace Application
	public class Foo : System.Web.IHttpHandler
		public virtual bool IsReusable
				return false;
		public virtual void ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
Comment 6 Mike Krüger 2012-10-18 00:10:53 UTC
ok misunderstood how the file looks :/