January 31, 2003

#develop 0.94 is out

fiffilinus writes "The year 2003 starts with a feature-loaded new version of SharpDevelop, the open-source IDE for.NET." For starters, the forms designer[1] has been reworked and now supports events and custom controls. New kids on the block are the Ctrl+W (Code AutoInsert[2]) and Ctrl+Q (XML Quick Doc[3]) features (in general, we recommend that you take the Feature Tour[4]!). There are also news on the help front: we are proud to announce to be able to integrate the.NET Framework SDK help and DirectX 9 (if installed) help into the Help Scout. In an attempt to kick-start Mono porting[5], the SharpDevelop core has been split out into a separate assembly.

In other news, the SharpDevelop team brings you the book âDissecting a C# Application: Inside SharpDevelopâ[6]. This books helps you and us: you learn about SharpDevelop - we get financial support for our project.

[1] http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Tour/094/ FormsDesigner.aspx
[2] http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Tour/094/ CodeAutoInsert.aspx
[3] http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Tour/094/ XmlDocumentation.aspx
[4] http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Tour/094/ Default.aspx
[5] see section 6, âMono Porting of SharpDevelopâ
[6] see section 5, âSharpDevelop the Bookâ

2) Changes

  • Added Code AutoInsert feature (Ctrl+W)
  • Events can be added via the forms designer
  • .NET Framework SDK help can be integrated (Markus Palme)
  • Custom controls option for the #develop forms designer (Denis Erchoff)
  • Added Xml Documentation preview feature (Ctrl+Q)
  • Included initial version of a VS.NET solution importer
  • The #develop core has been split out into a separate assembly
  • Basic HTML Editor implemented
  • #Refactory and #ZipLib included in the #develop project
  • Updates to #Unit
  • Project templates expanded to support creating of full-featured combines
  • New Start Page has been added
  • Added Projects and Combines option panel
  • Expanded the toolbar with new icons and design

3) Where to Download

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/download/
4) Where to Report Bugs

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/BugReport ing.aspx

5) SharpDevelop the Book

The SharpDevelop team brings you the book Dissecting a C# Application: Inside SharpDevelop. This books helps you and us: you learn about SharpDevelop - we get financial support for our project. We would like to thank Wrox Press for allowing us to publish a few chapter online in PDF format, you can find those on the following page together with more information about the book:

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/InsideSha rpDevelop.aspx
6) Mono Porting of SharpDevelop

Now that #develop is nearing version 1.0, we decided that it is time to start a formal discussion of the effort to port #develop over to Linux. To this end, we set up a mailing list with the support of the friendly people at the Mono project. If you are interested in actively working on the port, feel free to join the list:

http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/sd-mono-p ort

The starting point is that we first of all need to port the core and get it running under Linux. When you look at the sources of #develop 0.94, you will see that we took steps towards a full modularization of the project to facilitate the porting effort (and make things more maintainable). So if you are interested in an IDE working across platforms, sign up!

The #develop Team

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