Will Visual Studio 2005 work with Ruby, or does it not have plugins for the syntax?
on 2005-12-30 12:07
on 2005-12-30 14:37
On 30/12/05, Gary Allum <email@example.com> wrote: > Will Visual Studio 2005 work with Ruby, or does it not have plugins for > the syntax? You can edit Ruby files with any version of Visual Studio, but it doesn't understand Ruby's syntax. Probably won't ever, but I have been surprised by Redmond before. Even if it does, it won't really know how to "run" Ruby programs and certainly won't have the debugging features. I don't recommend VS for working with Ruby. -austin
on 2005-12-30 19:40
Gary Allum wrote: > Will Visual Studio 2005 work with Ruby, or does it not have plugins for > the syntax? I'm considering writing a VS2005 add-in that will let me write Ruby code with syntax highlighting, and let me run an .rb file with output going to a console window. I haven't had enough time with VS2005 to find out how feasible this is going to be. In VS2003 it would have been a major pain. I'm hoping they've made the text editor more reusable and that there's some way to override, say, the class view, but I'm not holding my breath. What I really want is a way to embed just the text-editor window from VS into my own app, because the text editing stuff is very good, but I don't really want the rest of Visual Studio. So far I can't figure out how to do that. (I've tried the Scite .Net control but it was buggy and I never got it to work correctly.) If there's actually anyone else who would be interested in using such an add-in for VS2005, let me know so that I can let you know if/when I get it finished. Jeff www.softiesonrails.com