MonoDevelop vs Visual Studio

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Visual Studio vs MonoDevelop: What are the differences?

Developers describe Visual Studio as "State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between". Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications. On the other hand, MonoDevelop is detailed as "Cross platform IDE for C#, F# and more". It enables developers to quickly write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and macOS maintaining a single code base for all platforms.

Visual Studio and MonoDevelop belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

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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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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 MonoDevelop
Pros of Visual Studio
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    • 298
      Intellisense, ui
    • 238
      Complete ide and debugger
    • 162
      Plug-ins
    • 101
      Integrated
    • 92
      Documentation
    • 35
      Fast
    • 34
      Node tools for visual studio (ntvs)
    • 30
      Free Community edition
    • 23
      Simple
    • 17
      Bug free
    • 7
      Made by Microsoft
    • 5
      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 MonoDevelop
    Cons of Visual Studio
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      • 14
        Bulky
      • 12
        Made by Microsoft
      • 3
        Only avalible on Windows
      • 1
        Sometimes you need to restart to finish an update

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      What is MonoDevelop?

      It enables developers to quickly write desktop and web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It also makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and macOS maintaining a single code base for all platforms.

      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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