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The problem I have is whether to choose Android Studio or Visual Studio? I have to develop a simple app for a school project that can work on both iPhone and Android.

The most important factors for me are Android and iOS compatibility. Although note that i would like to become a Software Engineer when i finish my course. (I'd like to work for Apple, just saying!)

After that id like easy integration for Google Ads and such if i do develop another app that people actually use to support development. (I'd also like to stick with one easy programming language that's compatible with a wide variety of platforms since i'm a beginner and have only ever used Pascal)

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Flutter

First of all - Android Studio and Visual Studio are IDE's. Tools to create code. What you are asking is programming framework. I assume that when you are talking about Android Studio you mean Native Android Development and by Visual Studio you mean Xamarin.

If you want to create crossplatform app then Native Android Development is NOT a way to go. Xamarin might work for you, BUT - you'd rather recommend you to go with Flutter. It's much more performant than Xamarin, programming model is friendlier for developer and technology seems just more refined. It's also officially supported by google, so no worries about support.

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Pros of LINQPad
Pros of Visual Studio
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    • 296
      Intellisense, ui
    • 236
      Complete ide and debugger
    • 161
      Plug-ins
    • 99
      Integrated
    • 90
      Documentation
    • 34
      Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
    • 33
      Fast
    • 28
      Free Community edition
    • 21
      Simple
    • 16
      Bug free
    • 5
      Made by Microsoft
    • 4
      Full free community version
    • 3
      Productivity Power Tools
    • 3
      JetBrains plugins (ReSharper etc.) work sufficiently OK
    • 2
      VIM integration
    • 2
      Vim mode
    • 1
      The Power and Easiness to Do anything in any.. language
    • 1
      I develop UWP apps and Intellisense is super useful

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    Cons of LINQPad
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      • 13
        Bulky
      • 12
        Made by Microsoft
      • 2
        Only avalible on Windows

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      What is LINQPad?

      It is used to interactively query SQL databases using LINQ, as well as interactively writing C# code without the need for an IDE. It supports all the LINQ APIs in the .NET Framework, including LINQ to XML, PLINQ, LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework.

      What is Visual Studio?

      Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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      Reviews of LINQPad and Visual Studio
      Review of
      Visual Studio

      Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

      How developers use LINQPad and Visual Studio
      DigitalPermits uses
      Visual Studio

      We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

      Daniel Kovacs uses
      Visual Studio

      An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

      Promethean TV uses
      Visual Studio

      PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

      Arbor Health, LLC uses
      LINQPad

      We use LINQPad as a scripting platform for C#. It's the best tool we've found to try out new ideas without the pain of creating a new solution in Visual Studio (though scriptcs is coming up).

      papaver uses
      Visual Studio

      been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

      Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses
      Visual Studio

      Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).