[MonoDevelop] Is MonoDevelop similar to visual c# but is able to write to different platforms

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Jul 15 05:49:34 EDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-07-15 at 02:10 -0400, Santosh Gupta wrote
> I am new to MonoDevelop but I want to use a program that can develop
> my C# code so that it can work for Windows, MacOSx, and Linux. Can
> MonoDevelop work the same was as Visual C# but the output will work
> for different platforms? 

Yes, provided you follow some simple rules - Mono applications are .NET
applications, and thus portable.

> Also how are windows forms supported? 

There is no designer/editor for Windows Forms; but Windows Forms apps
will work.  There is an experimental stand-alone WinForms designer, but
I have no idea what it's status is.

Monodevelop provides a UI editor for Gtk applications.

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