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Programming language: C#
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#develop (short for SharpDevelop)


#develop is a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C#, VB.NET, Boo, IronPython, IronRuby and F# projects on Microsoft's .NET platform. It is written (almost) entirely in C#, and comes with features you would expect in an IDE plus a few more.

The #develop project started on September 11th, 2000. The project was initiated by Mike Krüger. In the course of the project, several contributors joined in.

Looking for the tech notes (Fine Art of Commenting, Coding Style Guide, and more)? These can be found as rtf files in doc/technotes

How To Compile

#Develop can be compiled using the supplied .bat files, or in #Develop itself.

System Requirements (running #Develop)

Extended Requirements (building #Develop)

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#Develop Contributors



  • Christoph Wille (PM)
  • Bernhard Spuida (Kalfaktor)

Past Developers (Non-Exhaustive List)

  • Mike Krüger (Project Founder)
  • Alexandre Semenov
  • Andrea Paatz
  • Christian Hornung
  • David Alpert
  • Denis ERCHOFF
  • Dickon Field
  • Georg Brandl
  • Ifko Kovacka
  • Itai Bar-Haim
  • Ivan Shumilin
  • John Reilly
  • John Simons
  • Justin Dearing
  • Markus Palme
  • Mathias Simmack
  • Matt Everson
  • Nathan Allan
  • Nikola Kavaldjiev
  • Philipp Maihart
  • Poul Staugaard
  • Robert Pickering
  • Robert Zaunere
  • Roman Taranchenko
  • Russell Wilkins
  • Scott Ferrett
  • Sergej Andrejev
  • Shinsaku Nakagawa
  • Tomasz Tretkowski
  • Troy Simpson
Copyright 2014 AlphaSierraPapa for the SharpDevelop team. SharpDevelop is distributed under the MIT license.

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