Moving to SharpDevelop from Visual Studio Express


    In light of the recent controversy of using plugins in Visual Studio Express and getting some inspiration after listening to the DotNetRocks episode with Christopher Wille on SharpDevelop I thought I should give SharpDevlop a chance again. I am working on two utilities that I plan to release as shareware and as I do not want to rely on tools supplied by my employer I have been using Visual Studio Express until now. I haven’t done any real work in #Develop yet, but I’ve got both projects up and running.

    The first thing that bit me was the lack of a typed dataset designer. I was on the way to move that structure into a List anyway so it doesn’t bother me that much right now. I’ll write about the progress of each project this week.