Alternaitve IDEs and Editors for C#

To find alternative editors, you can check computer stores or computer mail-order catalogs. Another place to look is in the ads in computer programming magazines. The following are a few editors that were available at the time this book was written:

  • CodeWright. CodeWright is an editor that provides special support for ASP, XML, HTML, C#, Perl, Python, and more. It is located at
  • EditPlus. EditPlus is an Internet-ready text editor, HTML editor, and programmer’s editor for Windows. Although it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for Web page authors and programmers, including the color- coding of code. It is located at
  • JEdit. JEdit is an Open-Source editor for Java; however, it can be used for C#. It includes the capability of color-coding the code. It is located at
  • Poorman IDE by Duncan Chen. Poorman provides a syntax- highlighted editor for both C# and Visual Basic .NET. It also enables you to run the compiler and capture the console output so you don’t need to leave the Poorman IDE. Poorman is located at
  • SharpDevelop. SharpDevelop is a free editor for C# projects on Microsoft’s NET platform. It is an Open-Source Editor (GPL), so you can download both source code and executables from


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