Version 11 (modified by nerdzero, 6 years ago)

provide link to 2.8 addin code and other changes


MonoDevelop is the IDE for the Xamarin Mono project. It was initially created as a fork of #develop.

It has its own site at

We have an add-in to provide Cobra support including syntax highlighting, compilation and interactive debugging (debugging is not currently supported on Windows):


Discussion at:

Mac Users

You can download preview builds at which are sometimes in better shape than the last official release.

(2012-08-27) I think support for Mac users has improved and the official releases might be the way to go now. I don't have a Mac so I can't verify but if so then this section can be removed - nerdzero

(2010-11-13) I'm currently having my best experience with the 2010-10-26 build from (The 2010-11-12 build was too buggy--couldn't even use File > Open.) - CharlesEsterbrook

(2009-12-03) Consider getting MonoDevelop at which reports itself as an RC. For some reason, the normal MonoDevelop download page is offering Beta 2 instead the RC.

Ubuntu Users

If you're on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using MonoDevelop 2.8, you can either update to MonoDevelop 3.0 via this PPA:

Build the latest MonoDevelop from source:

Or you can download a snapshot of the 2.8 addin code:

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