[Mono-list] Linux Equivalent to Visual Studio?

Dragos Cirjan dragos.cirjan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 03:20:59 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:11 AM, Andreia Gaita <shana.ufie at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/29/08, Jerry Houston <jerry at effjayare.net> wrote:
> >  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?
> For winforms, nope. There is a designer, but it's not integrated into
> MonoDevelop yet.
> >  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
> >  editor.
> Well, to make a VS-like IDE takes a lot of work. MonoDevelop currently
> supports code completion (Intelissense in vs-speak), code folding,
> refactoring, makefile and msbuild support among others, a visual
> designer for gtk#, asp.net designer, debugger support and a host of
> other features. Of course, if you don't use any of these things and
> the only thing you want is a winforms designer, obviously you're going
> to be disapointed. OTOH, if the only thing you use on VS is the
> winforms designer, then you're missing out on a lot of very useful
> features (most of which MD also supports).
> --
> andreia gaita
> mono hacker
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I go for MonoDevelop too. I think I found once, long ago, another IDE, but
could not compete with MonoDevelop. Even more MonoDevelop is under GPL or
GPL like licence. The other was not.


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