What are the best C# IDEs?

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    #1Visual Studio

    Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is a fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer programs  Android, iOS, Windows, and web developed by Microsoft. It is used to write native code and manage them.



    Free- Varies by plan

    Thomas Schmidt
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "This program seemed to be the best solution to my problem. From what I have read myself and from what others have told me, it seems to be the "gold standard" in this category. If I continue working with this language in my current capacity, it seems like I will have to use this software at least occasionally, so I think it is best for me to use it as my "go to" choice."
  2. 5

    #2Project Rider

    Project Rider
    Rider or Project Rider is a cross-platform .NET IDE that is based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper. It allows users to develop programming tools.


    Free- 0

    Daniel Antonio
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "This program doesn't really work well with my system, although it is supposed to be "cross-platform". I really can't do anything that I wish to and it is extremely buggy. Maybe if the fix the issues I will give it another try but not now."
  3. 2


    A free, open-source cross-platform IDE that supports multiple compilers including GCC, Clang and Visual C++. It is developed in C++ using wxWidgets as the GUI toolkit.



    Ann Howard
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Code::Blocks is easy to install and is an IDE that even beginners can use. It's light yet pretty powerful, and has all the features you'll need. Only downside is it's not 100% stable, for instance when you're saving/parsing code. But, it's open-source and free, and the developers work very hard to keep it going and continually improve and build upon it."
  1. 2

    #4scriptcs + any text editor

    scriptcs + any text editor
    You can write C# apps with a text editor, nuget and the power of Scriptcs a C IDE editor that uses text editor.


    Judy Payne
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "scriptcs is a free C# IDE editor, It has been invented for three years. It could be a good solution for this problem."
  2. 0

    #5Sublime Text

    Sublime Text

    Sublime Text is a paid HTML and PHP editor that offers a free trial for users to evaluate the product. It offers cross-platform support aside from Multi-Line selection and editing. The software also supports Haxe and OpenFL integration.


    Windows, Mac


    Gerald Nelson
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Sublime Text is a pretty lousy C# IDE. The editing is needlessly difficult which is ridiculous when you consider that the entire point is to make it easy. I also found the interface difficult to navigate. They did try to add a lot of features but the basic features are just too cumbersome to use. Generally speaking, this text editor is an epic fail."
  3. -1


    Playcode is an online IDE for javascript that allows you to create apps, demos or awesome things with online javascript editor, just open and write code.


    Tiffany Richardson
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "PLAYCODE.io is an incredibly flexible resource for me. When teaching my classes, I can utilize sessions that I built at a prior time. The best aspect is the ability to log in from anywhere in the world to make my edits, so I don't have to worry about this part."


Best What are the best C# IDEs
1Visual StudioSoftware 9 Free
2Project RiderSoftware 5 Free
3Code::BlocksSoftware 2 Free
4scriptcs + any text editorWebsites 2 Free
5Sublime Text Software 0 Paid
6PLAYCODE.ioWebsites -1 Free

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