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 www.premia.com.
  • 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 www.editplus.com.
  • 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 http://jedit.sourceforge.net.
  • 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 www.geocities.com/duncanchen/poormanide.htm.
  • 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 www.icsharpcode.net.

 

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