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MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X maintaining a single code base for all platforms.

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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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1975
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"IDE con muchas caracteristicas pero un poco limitado."

What do you like best?

IDE con características tradicionales como el formato de código, la finalización automática de código son todas sus características incorporadas. Es una fuente abierta que ayuda a la codificación en profundidad. Tiene un diseñador GUI de gtk, es decir, stetic, que es ideal para desarrollar la interfaz de usuario GTK+ en c#. Soporta muchos lenguajes como c#,java,c,visual basic NET y muchos más. Utilicé C# en monodevelop IDE, que es lo mejor con él. Y lo mejor de todo es que mientras se desarrollan juegos en Unity la codificación de software con C# se puede hacer en monodevelop.

What do you dislike?

La interfaz de usuario es un poco difícil de ajustar como principiante para lo cual se requiere algún tiempo para aprender y luego seguir adelante con la herramienta. A veces colgar eso es demasiado raro. Pero esto es lo mejor para los desarrolladores de juegos que está bien integrado en la unidad.

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Es gratuita, por lo que no pierdes nada por usarla y ver si te agrada.

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Soy un desarrollador de juegos para el cual estaba usando software de unidad. Como Monodevelop está integrado con unity me resultó muy fácil codificar en C# con IDE, lo que ayudó de muchas maneras a hacer código correcto y eficaz en poco tiempo. Fácil de depurar mi código también.

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"Simple and light IDE"

What do you like best?

It's a light platform that works on both linux and windows, which is great when everyone is not on the same OS. The best thing to me is the simplicity of its layout and the fact that is it super easy to link it with Unity. I coded only in C# with it and it was an overall good experience.

What do you dislike?

Now that Visual Studio Code is out, it is very hard for this kind of IDE to stay really attractive. So I would say the lack of features. Even if the integration with Unity is easy and all, there is still some issues and bugs with it and this could be improved .

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Monodevelop isn't the huge IDE that comes with an incredible amount of built in features. It's simple and powerful, provide necessary tools and is adapted for special needs. Unity of course but also .NET applications.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was using Monodevelop with Unity for game creation. I did a lot of scripting and Monodevelop provides some tools for that, which is pretty handy.

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"Monodevelop is a good tool with Unity"

What do you like best?

It's simplistic look and style are the keys of mono develop. It's short-keys to navigate around and is compatibility with unity are also a huge plus, especially if you are a game developer. Keep in mind, it's a lot nicer on your processor to use than visual studio or a few other IDE's out there.

What do you dislike?

There could be more features added to streamline mono develop. Features are missing that other IDE's like visual studio have. Some more customization of styling would be great as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look into Visual Studio for now. Their community addition is free and works just great for all .NET applications and more. If you need a more lightweight solution, stick with MonoDevelop.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create applications using the .Net framework. It's been useful in creating applications like that. Sadly, I use visual studio more often than mono develop.

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"Es una pasada monodevelop"

What do you like best?

Es gratis cuando se descarga y se usa. Funciona en Linux y Windows, uniendo muy bien Unity.Desarrollé C # y fue un excelente disfrute en la moda.

What do you dislike?

Aun le faltan un par de pinceladas pero sin lugar a duda monodevelop se esta comiendo a visual studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Monodevelop le esta quitando terreno a visual studio, tiene una compatibilidad plena con Unity, es un IDE gratuito y va en camino de ser uno de los mejores para el desarrollo de videojuegos.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La compatibilidad de Unity es un elemento a tener muy en cuenta, ademas de ser un ide gratuito muy completo y que poco a poco le esta quitando terreno a visual studio.

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"Program with ease!"

What do you like best?

I like the user interface the best as it is not very confusing and is quite easy to understand as well as use. Moreover the visual aspect of the interface where you can see your project is also very nice.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the fact that the general layout of the workstation is a little simple and doesn't offer that many customisation options. However, it is still fairly customisable.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend monodevelop to junior software developers as it is very easy to use and understand and you can start programming without too much confusion.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monodevelop has allowed for creating and programming bespoke software for clients and also allows for writing scripts for unity etc.

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"IDE RÁPIDO Y EFICAZ"

What do you like best?

Es una plataforma ligera que funciona tanto en Linux como en Windows, lo que es genial cuando no todo el mundo está en el mismo sistema operativo. Lo mejor para mí es la simplicidad de su diseño y el hecho de que es súper fácil vincularlo con Unity. Codifiqué sólo en C# con él y fue una buena experiencia en general.

What do you dislike?

Ahora que Visual Studio Code ya está disponible, es muy difícil que este tipo de IDE siga siendo realmente atractivo. Así que yo diría que la falta de características. Incluso si la integración con Unity es fácil y todo, todavía hay algunos problemas y errores con ella y esto podría ser mejorado.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Monodevelop no es el enorme IDE que viene con una increíble cantidad de características incorporadas. Es sencillo y potente, proporciona las herramientas necesarias y se adapta a necesidades especiales. Unidad, por supuesto, sino también las aplicaciones.NET.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Estaba usando Monodevelop con Unity para la creación de juegos. Hice un montón de scripts y Monodevelop proporciona algunas herramientas para eso, lo cual es bastante útil.

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"Free and very fast IDE "

What do you like best?

I used MonoDevelop with unity 5 on my mac. Writing C# scripts is very easy on it and it takes nanoseconds to start. It shows errors while writing the code and give autocompletion suggestions as well. It is very stable and never crashes on the Mac. It doesn't have lots of features but it's really fast. MonoDevelop is being replaced with the visual studio. Unity has compatible with Visual Studio now in 2018

What do you dislike?

Auto-correction sometimes messes my code. Can't use it for other purposes like HTML and C++ coding. I personally don't like the user Interface of MonoDevelop. I use sublime text 3, XCode and Visual Studio for me it's very basic and small. It should have more features.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to use different IDE and choose whatever you like most. Try Visual Studio and MonoDevelop, choose according to your need, MonoDevelop is fast but Visual studio has more features

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's very good to use with unity 5. I'm doing scripting of my android games using MonoDevelop which is compatible with it. Debugging is easy on it and it requires very less space.

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"Decent IDE for Cross Plat form .Net or Mono Development"

What do you like best?

-Cross Plat form

-Converting Visual Studio solution and projects easily

-Interchangeable codes for mono and .Net and thus build, run and executable in Windows, Linus and Mac almost seamlessly

-Complete free and thus great for prototyping, college lab and hands-on experience

What do you dislike?

-Often unpredictable behavior. Sometimes code executes very differently in Mono and .Net environment which is not documented anywhere.

-Lack super-standard documentation and support like MSDN

-Not so great for Enterprise wide applications

-No msi or exe installer package of the latest version (V7.6) is available for Windows. This is very strange

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microsoft took great initiative for cross development IIDE. Monodevelop and their later counterpart Xamarin Studio are already being replaced by Visual Studio variants. WIndows installation is very very difficult.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Prototyping

-Tools development

-Hands-on experience

-Training

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"Buen IDE multiplataforma para desarrollo de .net y Unity"

What do you like best?

Este IDE es gratuito y te puede servir para desarrollar con .net en varias plataformas además de ayudarte con tus proyectos de Unity o C#. Puedes usarlo en varios sistemas operativos, el que yo uso es Linux y es perfectamente compatible. Se parece bastante a Visual Studio así que si estás familiarizado con él, no te costará mucho a aprender a usar Monodevelop.

What do you dislike?

A veces el auto-formateado puede dar errores, no está muy bien hecho. El programa carga bastante lento comparado con otros como Visual Studio.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Te recomiendo Monodevelop si eres un desarrollador de Unity, además este programa te puede servir para muchos otros proyectos de programación y en muchas plataformas diferentes,

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crear proyectos con Unity, programar de una manera más sencilla con C# y me ha ayudado en algunos proyectos de Java.

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"Buen IDE alternativo"

What do you like best?

IDE sencillo para programar C#. Otra cosa a tener siempre en cuenta es que es Gratis y de código libre. Es perfecto para gente que quiere empezar a programar juegos en UNITY. La interfaz de primeras es agradable y la puedes modificar más a tu gusto. Conozco gente que también programa java y están contentos.

What do you dislike?

Podría estar mejor optimizado, en ocasiones va muy lento y no es la primera vez que se crashea, aunque por suerte se guardan automaticamente los proyectos. También se agradecería una mayor variedad de macros para agilizar el proceso aunque siempre las puedes crear tú.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Si quereis empezar a programar y codificar juegos en UNITY es muy buena opción, yo no duduaría en darle una oportunidad.

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Codificación en UNITY de manera muy eficaz y llevadera.

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"Developing C# in an Open Source Environment is Great"

What do you like best?

I'm a Linux user whose strongest programming language is C#, so having a full-featured, open source IDE that runs on all the distros I use is great. Debugging is a lot better than Mono's CLI run-time debugging.

What do you dislike?

I wish it could open WPF projects, even if just to edit them. Better integration with ASP.net hosting providers would be nice, too. Debugging is unfortunately not on par with VisualStudio or even VSCode, although you can go back and forth between this and VS Code quite easily.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Visual development like WinForms and WPF are still not implemented - they couldn't run on Linux anyway. but for server programs and CLI apps, this is a solid IDE. Make sure if you're developing for Windows that you build for the right version of .NET. Some Linux distros aren't caught up on this.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cross-platform C# development, server-side development on a Linux machine where it's hosted.

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"IDE suelto y realmente útil!"

What do you like best?

Es desabrochado, multiplataforma, tiene una interfaz de persona excelente, bibliotecas específicas y tiene muchas capacidades que abarcan la depuración completa y la implementación, además tiene una excelente integración con Unity.

What do you dislike?

De vez en cuando, carga lentamente, no está muy bien incluido con .Internet framework (recomiendo tener la versión contemporánea) y no es tan fácilmente distribuible como los paquetes locales.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Puede usarlo para iniciativas especiales como las de Unity, también recomiendo tener el modelo más nuevo, ya que las vintage pueden generar desastres.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

De hecho, he usado Monodevelop para algunas tareas de Unity, me ha ayudado a simplificar los enfoques. También me ha ayudado a desarrollar algunas aplicaciones.

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"IDE gratis y muy útil!"

What do you like best?

Es gratis, multiplataforma, tiene una muy buena interfaz de usuario, librerías específicas y tiene un montón de características que incluyen depuración e implementación completas, además tiene una muy buena integración con Unity.

What do you dislike?

Carga lento algunas veces, no está bien integrado con .net framework (recomiendo tener la última versión) y no es tan fácilmente distribuible como las aplicaciones nativas.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Puedes usarlo para distintos proyectos como por ejemplo los de Unity, también recomiendo tener la versión más nueva ya que las antiguas pueden dar fallos.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He usado Monodevelop para algunos proyectos de Unity, me ha servido para agilizar los procesos. También me ha servido para el desarrollo de algunas aplicaciones.

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"Quite reliable choice when you work on Linux"

What do you like best?

The best about Monodevelop is... that it actually works on Linux and lets you develop ASP.NET applications with C#. Debugging when process is running works fine. I had to downgrade to older version of Monodevelop so I could run server process to host my ASP.NET application and debug it, but overall experience wasn't bad. Monodevelop gives you somewhat similiar experience to Visual Studio with smart advices when you code and showing errors live.

What do you dislike?

Installation of more recent versions was bad experience. Also for my ASP.NET 4 MVC application to work I had to add MySQL provider entry to some global configuration file hidden somewhere on filesystem. There were also problems working with ASP.NET server and I had to switch to older version of Monodevelop so I could run and debug my application.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you plan to work with latest ASP.NET then you can probably use any editor with addons or Visual Studio Code. I would recommend trying Visual Studio Code first, because it's faster and not so heavy editor. Also, it's supported by Microsoft which stands behind its technology.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most of my experience with Monodevelop comes from creating and working with ASP.NET MVC 4 application from scratch. Requirement was that it will be hosted on Linux machine so I also had to make sure it works there. So I've chosen to develop this application wirh Mono and Monodevelop on Ubuntu operating system. Monodevelop was only application I've found working and letting me to do my work, but it involved dealing with lots of problems I've had to solve on my own, because web lacks information, articles, tutorials on how to deal with various problems. Some of my questions regarding Mono and Monodevelop still remain unanswered on stackoverflow.

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"MonoDevelop: .Net IDE for non-Windows users"

What do you like best?

MonoDevelop is an IDE with common features that we can find in other IDE such as debugging, refactoring, auto-suggest and so on. It supports C# compiler and provides tools to run .Net applications on Linux and MacOS. Cross-platform availability is the main reason .Net developers are using MonoDevelop. That is also the reason I am using MonoDevelop since I am Linux user which have to enhance and maintain .Net applications sometimes. MonoDevelop is the perfect solution for me.

What do you dislike?

It's slow (well..even Visual Studio is slow on old PC) and sometimes, just crashed. The UI is not that intuitive but work fine and the Unity integration leads to many issues and debugger gives some unexpected errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is the only reliable solutions for developer to implement .Net applications on non-Windows OS. Also,there is no price tag invloved and it's worth to give a try for .Net developers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me to develop .Net applications at my Ubuntu PC. It's a good solution for occasional .Net developer.

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"IDE with many features and integrations and great with stetic GUI."

What do you like best?

IDE with traditional features like code formatting, automatic code completion are all its inbuilt features. It is open source which helps for indepth coding. It has a gtk GUI designer i.e; stetic which is great to develop GTK+ user interface in c#. It supports many languages like c#,java,c,visual basic NET and manymore. I used C# in monodevelop IDE which is best with it. And other best part is while developing games in Unity software coding with C# can be done in monodevelop.

What do you dislike?

User interface is bit tough to get adjusted as a beginner for which some time is required to learn and then goahead with the tool. Sometimes hanginging that is too rare. But this is the best for game developers which is well integrated in unity.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Any Programmers who know C# programming this is the best tool for them according to my usage. Many other languages also suits with the tool.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Iam a game developer for which i was using unity software. As Monodevelop is integrated with unity i found it damn easy to code in C# with IDE which helped in lot ways to do correct and effecient code in a short time. Easy to debug my code as well.

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"Buen IDE para Unity"

What do you like best?

Se puede usar junto a Unity fácilmente, se vincula muy rápido. Es de código abierto, es gratis y tiene disponibilidad en multiplataforma y además te completa el código automáticamente.

What do you dislike?

Es un poco lento, a veces el buscador de archivos no actualiza y tiene algunos errores con el .net framework que deja bastante que desear.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Un programa gratis que os puede ayudar con vuestros proyectos, especialmente los de Unity.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He hecho varios conjuntos de código para mis proyectos de Unity además del desarrollo de aplicaciones de varias plataformas.

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"Good when it works. Frustrating when it doesn't"

What do you like best?

works great as a default editor for Unity. Is not a culture shock of an IDE unlike some others (when coming from Visual Studio).

What do you dislike?

Doesn't have nearly as many features as VS. Don't exactly like some of the macros. Some of the macros actually don't work if you change the default macros. Some of the formatting values are weird as well. We actually use VS Code and C# formatting to format scripts.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Monodevelop is great for starting in Unity. if you have the opportunity to switch to a better IDE I would but if not Monodevelop will definitely be good enough and easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Monodevelop with Unity as the default editor. No need to have to install extra plugins to get it to work (when downloading from Unity).

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"Buena plataforma para desarrollar con .NET"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor es poder utilizar todo lo positivo del entorno .NET, como es desarrollar y depurar. Tiene una buena interfaz de usuario, además es gratuito para su descarga y uso.

What do you dislike?

Algunas de las macros no funcionan correctamente. También en el tema de los valores de formato funciona de una manera extraña, no todo lo bien que debería.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Al descargar desde Unity, se puede utilizar como el editor predeterminado, sin tener que instalar complementos extra para que funcione, muy útil en este sentido.

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"Monodevelop - Default IDE for Unity"

What do you like best?

Open-source, free to download and use, optional folding of code, good default syntax highlighting color schemes, cross-platform availability, specific libraries..

What do you dislike?

Unexplained crashes, slow loading, auto-formatting.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently developing games for mobile phones and web, code is easy to debug, my choice of software for games is Unity and Monodevelop is the integrated IDE supplied with Unity.

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"One of the best for .NET"

What do you like best?

Compare to others, this doesn't use that many resources of the computer, so this is super useful for developing .NET based apps.

What do you dislike?

I used it a lot for game development, but it stopped support for Unity, so this is a let down for now.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As it is a light software, it is perfect for mantain a rythm on the task development.

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"The better i used"

What do you like best?

It have a lot of shortcuts that really helps when you are making Code.

What do you dislike?

I haven't got things that i dislike about this development application. Maybe os because i just used this and Visual Studio Code.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend monodevelop for write code un Unity. It is really useful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As i said, It helps with that amount of shortcuts, and is really compatible with Unity.

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"Not of my likings"

What do you like best?

Nothing that I liked the nest, I used it for a while, while developing games in unity but the editor wasn't of my choice.

What do you dislike?

It was quite slow and laggy, I expected better auto-fill suggestions. I don't know i f there are themes available for Monodevelop but the default one sucks.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

"Dont."

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used it while making games in unity. Now Unity have switched over to VS which is better.

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"One of the best C# environments, period."

What do you like best?

It's open source, cross-platform, and reasonably lightweight for the features.

The code completion, inline documentation, and auto-formatting are also all excellent.

What do you dislike?

It needs support for more languages. It currently only supports C# and F#.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've developed multi-platform .NET applications for clients using Monodevelop.

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"Integrated with Unity"

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of MonoDevelop and how it's directly integrated into Unity, fantastic. I can use it to code with C#, Boo, and Java. All variables are colored and such. Code fits nicely and auto-indents when writing C# functions.

What do you dislike?

It takes about 2-5 minute to start up, and run terribly slow. Crashes sometimes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I realized that Visual Studio could easily top this. The debugger isn't as good as Visual Studio, and visual studio is more colorful.

Monodevelop User Ratings

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6.7
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Average: 8.3*
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