Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Open-Source MonoDevelop 2.2 IDE Does Windows

 
 
By Jeff Cogswell  |  Posted 2010-02-24
 
 
 

Open-Source MonoDevelop 2.2 IDE Does Windows

Open-Source MonoDevelop 2.2 IDE Does WindowsBy Jeff Cogswell

Open-Source MonoDevelop 2.2 IDE Does Windows

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MonoDevelop has several project types available that you can choose from when creating a new solution. In this case I'm creating a new ASP.NET Web application.

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When you create a new project, you have several additional options including packaging options, translation and Unix integration.

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When you run your Web application, MonoDevelop will launch Mono's built-in ASP.NET Web server, xsp2.exe.

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Additionally, MonoDevelop will launch your application inside the Web browser, allowing you to test both the client and server side of your application.

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For now, adding controls to a Web application takes place via code. But the drop-down code completion makes that easy.

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A toolbox is present, however, for local windowing applications that use the Gtk# framework. But you have to understand the layout mechanism before dropping controls on the form.

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The debugger has everything you would expect from a modern debugger, including breakpoints, watch windows and inspectors.

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When you launch a local windowing application, you can choose which runtime you want the application to run under—Mono or the built-in Microsoft .NET.

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