[Mono-list] Linux Equivalent to Visual Studio?

Petit Eric surfzoid at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 19:19:48 EDT 2008

2008/10/29 Jerry Houston <jerry at effjayare.net>:
> Andreia Gaita wrote:
>> I understand your desire to move to linux and ditch windows, I did
>> that myself at one point. Fortunately, when I did it, I didn't have to
>> design winforms anymore so I didn't miss that part much. On the other
>> hand, I still run windows side by side with linux, since developing
>> winforms requires compatibility testing on it's original platform, and
>> some times I make apps concurrently on both platforms, when I need a
>> particular vs feature to make the work go faster. It's not that hard
>> to do development of an app on both systems at the same time, you just
>> need to get used to synching code between the two so you can rapidly
>> switch, and will probably ease your transition a bit.
> Thanks for your comments.  Apparently there's a winform designer in the
> works, although not quite ready for "prime time" yet.  Since I don't
> program commercially for Linux, I can afford to wait for it to appear.
> Working with mono winforms here at home currently requires (dual)
> booting my workstation into Windows, modifying the winform, then
> rebooting Linux to work with it in mono.  Then repeating the process
> whenever any little changes are needed.  Rinse and repeat.
I have writed some winform prj to run under linux, i'm undr MDV
2009.0, but Opensuse11.0 is also a good choice.
With your pkg manager, install virtualbox
After i start a new Machine/hdd throug Vbox, install XP on it + VS C# Express.
When i finish to work i close the Vbox windowse and say "save stae"
with keeping VS Open.
After , when i need i start again Vbox, it restore state and so i find
Vs open in the same state i stay it.
So i use WinXp+VS in exactly the same way as un normal software :-)
Bonus, Vbox have a virtual network/share :-)
Some of my WinForm Prj, running under nux can be found here :
> That's why I stick my head up now and then, looking for a winform
> designer that works in Linux.  Since mono 2.0 was released, I thought it
> was time to look again.
> The idea of a GTK+ designer is interesting as well.  I plan to look into
> that too, now that I know about it.
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