Tuesday, December 11, 2007

SharpDevelop IDE

About 2 years ago I went on a search for a zip library because the .NET Framework at the time did not have one. I found this really nice zip library that came from the SharpDevelop IDE project. At the time the SharpDevelop project was pretty basic and they were at version 1.1. Well things have really changed since then. They have added some really cool features such as multiple framework support, refactoring, Subversion integration and Mono support.

Here's a list of some of the features...

  • Open source, LGPL licensed

  • Write C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, XML, HTML code

  • Forms designer for C#, VB.NET and Boo

  • Code completion for C#, VB.NET and Boo (including Ctrl+Space support)

  • Integrated NUnit support plus code coverage (NCover)

  • Multi-framework support (.NET 1.1 and 2.0, Mono, Compact Framework)

  • XML Editing (source and tree view) with XPath search

  • Subversion integration

  • Code template support

  • Easily extensible with external tools

  • Re-host SharpDevelop with SDA

  • Easily extensible with Plug-Ins

If your looking for a Free alternative to Visual Studio or even a Windows Mono IDE this is a very good alternative.


Anonymous said...

Yeah I just picked it up a while back,,, works nice! Open source rocks these days more than ever!

Donny said...

Sometimes I'm amazed at the quality of products that come out of the open source community. Their doing some really fantastic work and keeping the big players on there toes.

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