How to Install .NET on Ubuntu ?

It is common thought that .NET for windows, but the fact is ‘no’. Yes one can use .NET in LINUX too. Open source is highly conscious over such activities in building availability for global usage. And this is to abide the thirst for .NET technology freaks on a whole to develop their work on a freedom platform.

net on ubuntu

Mono Develop is an IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages. Mono Develop enables developers to quickly write desktop and ASP.NET Web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Mono Develop makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and to maintain a single code base for all platforms.

Feature Specifications

  • Multi-platform
    Supports Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Advanced Text Editing
    Code completion support for C#, code templates, code folding.
  • Configurable workbench
    Fully customizable window layouts, user defined key bindings, external tools
  • Multiple language support
    C#, Visual Basic.Net, C/C++, Vala
  • Integrated Debugger
    For debugging Mono and native applications
  • GTK# Visual Designer
    Easily build GTK# applications
    Create web projects with full code completion support and test on XSP, the Mono web server.
  • Other tools
    Source control, make file integration, unit testing, packaging and deployment, localization.

Installation steps for mono

badgerports is an Ubuntu repository for Mono. In order to use it, you must add it to your Software Sources.

  • Click on “System”, “Administration”, “Software Sources”.
  • Click on the “Other Software” tab.
  • Click on “Add…”, and enter the line:
    deb lucid main

  • Click on “Add Source
  • Click on “Authentication”, then on “Import Key File
  • Download this GPG key file, ID 0E1FAD0C, and select it in the “Import Key File” window
  • Click on “Close”, then “Reload” when the pop-up appears. You’re all set!

Enjoy coding in .Net on Linux 🙂 Do share your views in the comment box below.

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  1. I was wondering how to install and use .net 3.5 on Ubuntu, it’s required for a standalone version of a game I play.

    Ty in advance.

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