SharpDevelop 5.1.0 Build 5216

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SharpDevelop is an Integrated Development Environment that allows you to code in various languages such as C#, IronPython, IronRuby, Visual Basic, Boo, and others. Using the software, you can develop .NET framework projects. Most users prefer Microsoft Visual Studio as an IDE since it is well-known and offers a wide range of handy features. However, it is possible to find a tool that offers, more or less, the same spectrum of functions, but is free, because, as we know, Microsoft Visual Studio Express (free version of Visual Studio) is intended mostly for students and amateurs. 

When it comes to free IDE with a huge spectrum of functions, SharpDevelop can serve as an example of the well-developed software that supports a huge range of coding formats and provides users with lots of handy features. SharpDevelop has a clear interface, and you can manage all your projects from a single window.  It is also worth mentioning that SharpDevelop is an ideal tool for less advanced computers, which does not mean that the tool itself is not very advanced. It simply means that if you have a modern computer, SharpDevelop will work very fast.

Why Use SharpDevelop?

The list of coding formats the software supports is impressive and includes ASPS, BOO, CSHTML, XML, RB, VB, EDMX, SRD, PY, and more. It is also critical that using SharpDevelop is convenient to start the project from scratch and edit already an existing one. When it comes to the quality tools, the software has the integrated debugger that is capable of detecting bugs in your code. Speaking of other tools, SharpDevelop provides users with unit testing, code analysis, code coverage, profiler, etc.

If you want to write your code in a more convenient way, you can use a completion option. You can simply type “.” at the end, and the software will provide you with a list of events, methods, and properties. This is made to let you write your code quickly and efficiently. 

The code generator is another neat feature that automatically creates particular codes and saves you time.  Other critical functions are refactoring, NuGet support, multi-framework targeting, MSBuild support, parser-based code converter, and many more. 

Key features include:

  • Forms designer and code completion for C#, VB.NET, BOO.
  • Code conversion and form designer for IronPython and IronRuby.
  • Partial code completion for Iron Python.
  • Code analysis, Code coverage, debugger, code autoinsert.
  • Code template.
  • Supports various languages.
  • Folding.
  • MSBuild Support.
  • Writes code in various formats.
  • Easy extensible with plugins and external tools.
  • Clear interface.


Overall, SharpDevelop can serve as a handy alternative to the well-known Visual Studio. The software supports various languages and a huge number of formats. In addition, it provides users with lots of neat and convenient features.

What's new in 5.1.0 Build 5216 version?

  • TypeScript support (details)
  • WPF Designer improvements (details)
  • Internal: AvalonEdit, WPF Designer, NRefactory, and Cecil are now submodules
  • NuGet: Support Update-Package -reinstall for all packages in all projects
  • NuGet: Update to NuGet 2.8.7


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  • Last Updated: 2019-08-09
  • Developer: icsharpcode
  • Version: 5.1.0 Build 5216
  • File size: 13.19 MB
  • Downloads: 1,958
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: SharpDevelop_5.1.0.5216_Setup.msi
  • MD5 Checksum: 577897bf99248d0b98fe5177f3c49a13