[Mono-list] IDEs, Visual Studio and Mono

Sijmen Mulder sjmulder at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 09:37:11 EDT 2005

Hi Gavin,

I can't answer most of the questions, but here's a try for some of them:

> Management would like us to use Visual Studio. VS confuses me greatly. The
> 'Standard'  C# edition is about £90 whilst the Developer edition is £1500.

The more expensive editions have more features, which come at a great
price. Look here to see what features are available in various

> I guess I'm just looking for some sage advice on how a 5-developer operation
> with source control might work re: a Mono backend.. are there any things I
> need to bear in mind e.g. with a dev working on code and ASP.NET execution on
> localhost, and then submitting to CVS / SVN ? If it works on their local
> machine, should it work with Mono?

There are some unsupported features in Mono, but most of it should work.

> What about database connections (we're using MySQL of course..) - is the C#
> code likely to be identical whether run on MS's .NET SDK or Mono?

Probably, yes.

> Does VS even let you use CVS / SVN as opposed to Visual SourceSafe?

Not built-in, altough there seem to be various plug-ins that provide
this functionality.

Good luck,

Sijmen Mulder

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