Feature List

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    The following matrix shows which features are available for each platform. MonoDevelop features not shown in the list ara available for all platforms.

    Feature
    Linux
    Mac
    Windows
    C# Yes Yes Yes
    Visual Basic Yes Yes Yes
    Java (IKVM) Yes No No
    Boo Yes No
    No
    C/C++ Yes
    Yes No
    Python Yes
    No
    No
    Vala Yes
    No
    No
    ASP.NET Project Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    ASP.NET MVC Project Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Translation Project Yes
    Yes
    No
    iPhone Project No Yes
    No
    Moonlight Project Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    GTK# designer Yes
    Yes Yes 
    Generation of Makefiles Yes
    Yes
    No
    Generation of Tarballs Yes
    Yes
    No
    Makefile Synchronization Yes
    Yes No
    Database Explorer Yes
    Yes
    No
    NUnit add-in Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Subversion add-in Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Help Browser (Monodoc) Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Debugging (managed) Yes
    Yes Yes
    Debugging (C/C++) Yes
    No
    No
    ASP.NET Debugging Yes
    Yes Yes

    IDE Workbench

    Solution Pad

    • Shows the file structure of the opened solution. Most of project operations can be done in this pad:
      • Project building
      • Management of project files and folders
      • Version control
      • Editing project references
      • Running custom tools
    • Available display options: Show all files, show code-behind files.
    • To display the solution pad, click on the View/Solution menu option.

    Class Pad

    • Shows namespaces, types and members defined in the solution.
    • Available display options: Nested namespaces, group by access/member type, show public members only.
    • To display the solution pad, click on the View/Classes menu option.

    Files Pad

    • Allows browsing the file system.
    • Basic file and folder management commands.
    • To display the solution pad, click on the View/Files menu option.

    Error List Pad

    • Supports message filtering by type.
    • The context menu provides direct access to error documentation.
    • To display the solution pad, click on the "View/Error List" menu option.

    Task List Pad

    • Support for user defined tasks.
    • It shows tasks specified in source code using comment tags (FIXME, TODO, ...). Comment tags can be customized (Edit/Preferences/Task List).
    • To display the solution pad, click on the "View/Task List" menu option.

    Build Output

    • Support for output window pinning (avoids overwriting of the output if the project is built again).

    Application Output

    • Support for output window pinning (avoids overwriting of the output if the project is run again).

    Message Log Pad

    • Log of internal MonoDevelop messages.

    Welcome Page

    • Recents list.
    • Documentation links.
    • Create/Open project commands.

    Customization

    Layouts

    • Supports the definition of new layouts of workspace pads and toolbars (View/Layouts).
    • Quick layout switch using a selector in the toolbar.

    External tools

    • The user can define custom tools to be shown in the Tools menu (Edit/Preferences/Tools/External Tools).
    • Support for project variables such as project directory, current file name, etc.
    • Prompt for arguments.

    Configurable Key Bindings

    • Support for configurable key bindings (Edit/Preferences/Key bindings).
    • Emacs and Visual Studio key bindings schemes.
    • User defined key bindings.
    • Support for multi-state key bindings.

    Project Management

    Building

    • Support for 1.1, 2.0 and Moonlight Mono runtimes (Project/Options/General/Runtime Options).
    • Support for multiple build configurations.
    • Builds required project dependencies.
    • Clean and Rebuild commands.
    • Assembly signing.
    • Command line tool for building: 'mdtool build'.

    Run

    • Option for running in internal or external console.

    Export

    • Export a project to a different folder using a different file format:
      • MonoDevelop native file format.
      • Visual Studio 2005.
    • Command line tool for exporting projects: 'mdtool project-export'.

    Custom commands

    • Custom commands can be defined for projects and solutions
    • Command hooks: after/before build, clean, execute
    • Command replacement: build, clean, execute
    • Custom commands: shown in the context menu of the solution pad.

    Generic project

    • Project type not bound to any language.
    • Can be used together with Makefile Integation and Custom Commands.

    Source Code Editing

    Find / Replace

    • Special search strategies: wildcards, regular expressions.
    • Search flags: case sensitive, whole word.
    • Search / Replace in files.
    • Support for search results list pinning (allows keeping several search results lists at once).

    Code Completion

    • Code completion of namespaces, types and members.
    • 'as' and 'new' completion.
    • Method parameter Completion.
    • C# compilation directives.

    Source Code Tooltips

    On-the-fly Error Underlining

    Indent Strategies

    • Auto indent
    • Smart indent for C#

    Standard Header

    • Allows adding a header to all new files.
    • Templates for common licences.

    Code templates

    • Bind keywords to code templates.
    • Keywords can be expanded by pressing TAB in the text editor.
    • Different sets of templates can be assigned to different file extensions.

    Refactory Operations

    • Rename class, field, method, property, event
    • Implement interface (explicit or implicit)
    • Implement overridable method, property, event

    Source Code Navigation

    • Go to base class
    • Go to declaration of class or member
    • Find references to class or member
    • Find subclasses
    • Quick search of file or type
    • Quick navigation of build errors and search results using the Browse Next/Previous command.

    Navigation History

    • History of source code location.
    • Easy navigation through the history.

    Visual Design

    GTK# Designer

    Integrated visual designer for building GTK# interfaces.

    • Allows targeting GTK# 2.4, 2.6 and 2.8.
    • Supports visual design of custom widgets.
    • Support for reusable widget libraries. Custom widgets are shown in the toolbox.
    • Dynamic reloading of custom widgets. After compiling a change in a custom widget, all design windows where the widget is being used will be automatically updated.
    • Widget library reference tracking. When new widgets are added to a design surface, the required assembly references will be added to the project.
    • Visual editing of stock icon factory.
    • Glade project import.

    Toolbox

    • One single toolbox for all designers (GTK#, ASP.NET, etc.)
    • New items can be added by registering new assemblies.
    • The toolbar is dynamically updated to show the items available for the active file and project.
    • Two display modes: normal and compact (with no labels).
    • Widget search

    Property grid

    • One single property grid for all designers (GTK#, ASP.NET, etc.)
    • Allows editing project file properties.

    Packaging and Deployment

    Package Generation

    • Sources package: MD and Visual Studio formats (zip or tarball).
    • Binary package: Linux and Windows targets (zip or tarball).
    • Tarball based on Autotools
    • Tarball w/o Autotools (simple makefile with a basic configuration script and dependency checking).

    Generation and deployment of support files

    • .pc file for libraries.
    • .desktop for applications.
    • launch script.

    Packaging Operations

    • Packaging project: bundles together a set of packaging sources and targets.
    • Create package command: allows creating a package of any of the supported types.
    • Install command: installs a solution to the local file system.

    Makefile Integration

    Generate makefiles for a solution

    • Two kinds of makefiles:
      • based on Autotools
      • w/o Autotools (simple makefile with a basic configuration script and dependency checking).
    • Command line tool for generating makefiles: mdtool generate-makefiles.

    Makefile Synchronization

    • Allows synchronizing the list of files and references between a Makefile and a MonoDevelop project.
    • Support for dependencies defined in Autotools files.
    • Error and warning message parsing using regexes.

    ASP.NET

    Web Projects

    • Create web application for any supported language.
    • Compile web application and view in browser using xsp.
    • Project GAC references are synchronised to web.config.
    • Add new ASP.NET files:
      • Page (.aspx) with/without CodeBehind class (partial if language supports it).
      • User control (.ascx) with/without CodeBehind class (partial if language supports it).
      • Web Service (.asmx) with/without CodeBehind class.
      • Web Handler (.ashx) with/without CodeBehind class.
      • Web.config (application or subdirectory depending where it's added).
      • Master page (.master) with/without CodeBehind class (partial if language supports it) for 2.0 runtime only.
      • Global.asax file with/without CodeBehind class.
    • ASP.NET server controls added to aspx files have corresponding members automatically added to the CodeBehind class at compilation time (in the *.designer.* part if using partial classes).

    Web References

    • Browse for a web service and create web service proxies.
    • Update web service proxies.

    Translation Support

    • Translation Project: allows defining the supported languages, and the projects and files to scan for translatable strings.
    • Update of .po file.
    • Generation of .mo files.
    • .po file editor.

    Database Management

    • Explore databases
    • Execute queries and display the results inside MonoDevelop
    • Create new databases
    • Create new tables, procedures and views
    • Alter procedures and views
    • Drop databases, tables, procedures and views
    • Rename databases, tables, procedures and views

    Nunit

    NUnit Library Project

    NUnit Test Project

    Tests pad

    • Shows the list of tests defined in every project of the solution
    • Automatically updated when the solution is compiled.
    • Allows setting different configurations of filters based on categories
    • Navigation to source code of test cases.

    History panel

    • Keeps an history of tests runs.
    • Graphical view of successul runs and failures.
    • Comparison of tests runs. List of regressions.
    • Performance chart.

    Test results pad

    • Allows filtering for successful, failed and ignored tests.
    • Filtering of test output.

    Visual Studio Integration

    Native support for Visual Studio 2005 projects

    • The following project types can be opened and modified:
      • C#
      • Visual Basic .NET
      • ASP.NET

    Import VS 2003 project

    • Visual Studio 2003 projects can be imported and converted to the MonoDevelop or VS 2005 file formats.

    Version Control

    Subversion

    • Publish a project to a repository
    • Checkout a project from a repository
    • Add files or folders to version control
    • Remove files or folders from version control
    • Update, get changes from the repository
    • Log: visual display of changes done on a file or directory
    • Revert changes in a file or folder.
    • Status tracking: shows a list of all changes done in a folder, and allows entering a commit message for every change.
    • Commit changes: generates a consolided commit message from all documented changes.

    ChangeLog integration

    • Generation of ChangeLog entries from commit messages.
    • Supports updating (or creating) multiple ChangeLog files in a single commit.
    • Allows defining commit policies for every project. Commit policies specify the location of ChangeLog files:
      • One single ChangeLog at the root project directory.
      • One ChangeLog per first-level subdirectory.
      • One ChangeLog in every directory.
      • User defined.

    Documentation

    • Context sensitive help
    • Class documentation browser based on Monodoc

    Add-in Management

    • Installation of add-in from on-line repositories.
    • Enable/disable add-ins.
    • Command line tool for managing add-ins: 'mdtool setup' and 'mdtool gsetup'.
    • Based on Mono.Addins.

    Project Templates

    For all languages supporting CodeDOM

    • Empty project
    • Library
    • Web application
    • Empty web application.
    • NUnit library

    C#

    • GTK# project.
    • Empty project
    • Library
    • Web application
    • Empty web application.
    • NUnit library

    Visual Basic

    • Console project
    • Empty project
    • Library
    • Web application
    • Empty web application.
    • NUnit library

    Boo

    • Console project
    • Empty project
    • Library
    • Web application
    • Empty web application.
    • NUnit library

    Java (IKVM)

    • Console project
    • Empty project
    • Library

    C/C++

    • Empty project
    • Shared library
    • Static library
    • Console project

    Other projects

    • Translation project
    • Generic project
    • Blank solution

    Command Line Tools

    Project build tool

    • mdtool build

    Project conversion tool

    • mdtool project-export

    Makefile generator tool

    • mdtool generate-makefiles

    Add-in setup utility

    • mdtool setup

    Graphical add-in setup utility

    • mdtool gsetup
    Tag page
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    can support pascal?
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