SharpDevelop – Free Visual Studio Alternative IDE
SharpDevelop is a free and open source IDE (integrated development environment) for the .NET Framework, Mono, Gtk# and Glade# platforms. It was designed as a free and lightweight alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio, and contains an equivalent feature for almost every essential Visual Studio Express feature, including features for project management, code editing, application compiling and debugging. It supports development in C#, Visual Basic .NET, Boo, F#, IronPython and IronRuby programming languages.
With SharpDevelop you can improve your development process and speed with the help of this handy and accessible IDE for .NET. SharpDevelop has in-built refactoring tools such as to create or modify functions and properties. It has an integrated debugger that allows for stepping, viewing values of objects in memory, and breakpoints. SharpDevelop works natively with Visual Studio project and code files. It is able to compile applications for .NET Framework version 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5.