Here is an useful CodeRush editor template if you work with Mono For Android.
I use string fv as trigger. That makes binding variables/fields to Views a bit faster and with less typing.
Example, I’d type
someView = fv
then I’d press SPACE and I’d get an extended template
someView = FindViewById<|>(Resource.Id.|);|
Then I have to type just TextView, ENTER, someView, ENTER, ENTER and I’d get
someView = FindViewById<TextView>(Resource.Id.someView);| <- this is cursor
So instead of typing the whole enchillada I had to type only the letters in yellow.
someView = fvSPACEFindViewById<TextView>(Resource.Id.someView);
With Android these statements are quite common and thus the fv template spares me a lot of typing.
But hey it can get better. If stick to a naming convetion that variable name is the same as Id name + View suffix I can enhance the template, I will name it fvx.
«FieldStart(Name)»«Caret»«Link(viewName)»«BlockAnchor»«FieldEnd»View = FindViewById<«FieldStart»«FieldEnd»>(Resource.Id.«FieldStart»«Link(viewName)»«FieldEnd»);«Target()»
Note the «Link» directive that copies the typed text. And the typing result is
fvxSPACEsomeView = FindViewById<TextView>(Resource.Id.some);
Even better now, eh. The only further improvement is to deduce the variable type and type in TextView automatically. I have to investigate this option to refine the template even further.
You can use the two templates by simply creating them in CodeRush (DevExpress/Options/Editor/Selections/Templates) or you can import them (see attached file) into templates – right click in templates list and select Import Templates…
CSharp_Righthand_MonoForAndroid.xml (10.42 kb)