Version 12 (modified by nerdzero, 5 years ago)

added note about Windows 64-bit


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:


Discussion at:

Windows Users

If you are running 64-bit Windows, you'll need to install Cobra targeting the x86 platform. See the addin installation instructions for details.

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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