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Created attachment 5484 [details]
Dragging code in another place and the tag returns to the original position without moving or copying
Whenever I select a portion of code and drag it into another place with or without holding ctrl or shift (for copying or moving) the dragged text remains where it was and no copy/move action is performed.
I have checked this issue with following builds and I am unable to reproduce
Maverick and Lion
X.S 4.2.1 (build 1)
I am successfully able to drag code to another place. This is the screencast for the same: http://screencast.com/t/0HypGPZNV
Could you please retest it?
@narayanp this is Windows, not Mac. I can reproduce it on Windows. Possibly a dup of bug 9302.
Exactly, on mac works for me too, on windows doesn't.
Let me show you: http://www.screencast.com/t/YxHr7Tyier
Thanks for the screencast. I've started working on bug 9302, hopefully I can fix both of these in one go.
*** Bug 16426 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Also valid for 4.2.2 from Beta channel
*** Bug 16446 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 12843 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Several months - and no fix. This is ridiculous. What are we paying for? Android drag and drop designer does not work at all because of this issue.
Created attachment 6007 [details]
As requested in the forum, I am uploading the logs plus XS details info. Just to note, that when I was coping these logs, drag and drop of components worked, but the code did not. However, it happened this way in the past, when drag and drop of the components did not work for majority of time, but for unknown reasons worked sometimes.
Created attachment 6077 [details]
new logs after the issue occurs again
The issue was not present when I uploaded previous logs. However, it is back again - I can not drop any visual component from toolbox. The only thing that has been changed so far - XS was updated before testing. I even did not open it since last test. Thus, I am attaching new logs, maybe they have some new info. If not, it would be good if you can imagine of any other way I can test the reasons of the issue.
Attached logs represents following actions:
1) XS is opened
2) The layout of some default (earlier created) is opened
3) Button is drag and drop to the stage.
The error in line 1243 logs just after dropping the button.
*** Bug 9302 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Cody, wasn't this fixed?
From a user standpoint: this was fixed on later versions of Xamarin 4. It came back since Xamarin Studio 5.
This is just a regression, it's annoying and it should be quick to fix since it already was... If only someone would look into it for a minute.
PS: The ability to drag'n drop selected text is not just faster than copy-paste, it also spare from overwriting the clipboard.
Agreed; Leaving the clipboard intact while, at the same time, being able to move text quickly (I find Alt+Up/Down awkward) is a big bonus. Mostly, though, drag-n-drop is a fast method that all good editors need to provide. Thanks, Team!
I've been using Xamarin Studio since last January, and dragging and dropping code in Source window has NEVER worked.
-EVERY version of Xamarin Studio released in 2014
The odd thing is that the Monodevelop branch does not suffer from this issue (on Linux).
That's because monodevelop (and Xamarin Studio) UIs are based on gtk+, and the bug is in gtk's Windows backend.
I've started working on this, but I'm the only person working on gtk issues right now and I have to prioritize. Recently I've been fixing keyboard input on Windows for users of international keyboard layouts, and right now I'm working on a couple Mac issues. I know it's frustrating that drag-and-drop doesn't work yet, but I promise I will get back to this one!
*** Bug 25101 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 19659 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 7198 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This has been more than two years and this bug is still present, will it be fixed?
firstname.lastname@example.org Please, please!!!
As of (at least) Monodevelop 6.2, text editor dragging text is broken. Very sad.
Actually, it turns out that just the visual cue that the drag is possible is missing. If one takes it on faith that the drag will occur, the UI will kick in for the drop.