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SharpDevelop
« on: January 26, 2012, 03:33:23 AM »
SharpDevelop

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#develop (short for SharpDevelop) is a free IDE for C#, VB.NET and Boo projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is open-source, and you can download both sourcecode and executables from this site. In addition, you can find the latest information and changes on #develop, as well as get in touch with the team in the forum.

Supported Programming Languages
  • C# (Code Completion, Windows Forms Designer)
  • VB.NET (Code Completion, Windows Forms Designer)
  • Boo (Code Completion, Windows Forms Designer)
  • IronPython (Code Conversion, Windows Forms Designer, partial Code Completion)
  • IronRuby (Code Conversion, Windows Forms Designer)
  • F#
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This isn't no Visual Studio but its a wonderful IDE for those who don't have admin privileges on Windows computers. I use this at school all the time. While it wasn't made specifically for portable usage, it works all the same if you install it to a flash drive or something. It works almost exactly like Visual Studio when it comes to the Form Designer and Code Completion. Its also cross compatible with Visual Studio projects and solutions so you don't have to start your project all over. The only downside is I haven't been able to figure out how to incorporate XNA (for those who are interested). It also seems to load up much faster than VS. If you're looking for on the go, quick C# development, I definitely recommend this tool.

They currently have two supported versions. Older versions exist for older .NET frameworks (2.0 and 1.1 specifically) but these versions aren't supported and I recommend using one of the latest ones anyways.
4.1 Supports .NET 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, and 2.0
3.2 Supports .NET 3.5, 3.0, and 2.0

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Re: SharpDevelop
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 03:38:57 AM »
Its pretty good for a free IDE, but the only real advantage over VS in my opinion is the form builder for IronRuby and IronPython. Those are two things that are missing from VS that I really wish were there.

The start up time is faster, but realistically its a fair trade-off for the 9 billion extra features that VS has.

Still, this is my second choice of an IDE after my beloved Visual Studio.


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Re: SharpDevelop
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 03:42:11 AM »
The only reason I suggested it was due to the fact I can run this off of a flash drive. I figured a couple others might be able to benefit off of this. I completely agree, I prefer Visual Studio over any other IDE. I wish it supported all the languages. xD

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Re: SharpDevelop
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 03:46:06 AM »
I wasn't aware SD could be portable. Thats a pretty nifty feature.
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Re: SharpDevelop
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 04:02:24 AM »
I don't often do development in languages like c# now a days. but when I do I use visual studio. but visual studio takes a good 2 hours to install and is quite heavy on a computer.  this is a nifty find.


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