[Mono-list] Linux Equivalent to Visual Studio?

Jerry Houston jerry at EffJayAre.net
Tue Oct 28 21:46:06 EDT 2008

Please be assured that I'm not poking fun at mono, or Linux.  I use
Windows because I have to, and I use Linux because I want to.

I'm a full-time .NET developer at work, and I really want mono to be to
Linux what .NET is to Windows.  However, I'm finding it really slow
getting started with mono, because I haven't yet found anything I can
use to create winform applications visually.  Does such a thing exist
for mono?

I can build an application using Visual Studio, and then port it to mono
without a lot of trouble, but every time I've tried to *start* an
application using mono, I end up frustrated and quit.  I just downloaded
the latest version, thinking that I'd be pleasantly surprised this time,
but monodevelop still seems like little more than a fairly smart code

Surely, there must be a mono equivalent to Visual Studio somewhere, but
I haven't found it yet.  Something with a visual designer, and
Intellisense-type help, and so on.  Can someone point me in the right

For a change, I'd like to be able to create something on my Linux
machines, then port it to Windows, instead of the other way around.

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