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SharpDevelop 4.2.1 Service Release

1) Release Information

This is a planned service release – it contains bug fixes and performance improvements. Additionally, the built-in decompiler has been updated to ILSpy 2.1.

As for our plans on SharpDevelop 4.3 and beyond, we’d like to invite you to our Q&A Webcast on Saturday:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/christophwille/archive/2012/05/31/webcast-sharpdevelop-q-amp-a-saturday-june-9th.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2012-06-05

SharpDevelop 4.2 RTW

1) Release Information

New features and links to in-depth blog posts on those can be found in the online release announcement:


2) Downloads

SharpDevelop 4.2:

3) Support

Our primary means of support is via our Web-based forum (please do not email team members directly unless they advise you to do so in the forum):... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2012-05-06

SharpDevelop 4.2 Release Candidate

1) Release Information

The release candidate for SharpDevelop 4.2 is available. One new feature has been added – Add Service Reference:


Dependencies have been updated (ILSpy, NUnit, Nuget) and we have continued our quality drive. Please continue reporting bugs with reproduction steps to the Bug Reporting forum:
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/19.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2012-04-22

SharpDevelop 4.2 Beta 2 – In Full Color!

1) Release Information

The Beta 2 release is centered around quality – ranging from bug fix to improving our infrastructure to support Web and Windows better than before. In this Beta release you will find the following new features:

* .NET 4.5 targeting support
* CQA Reports

You can read more about SharpDevelop install requirements – which changed for Windows 8 – in Daniel’s blog post:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/danielgrunwald/archive/2012/03/04/msbuild-multi-targeting-in-sharpdevelop.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2012-03-04

SharpDevelop 4.2 Beta

1) Release Information

We have reached our Beta milestone for SharpDevelop 4.2. The following new features and improvements come with this version:

* Code Quality Analysis
* UI overhaul – new icons
* Search and Replace refurbished, “Create properties” reimplemented, JS code folding

... and more. Please see the online release announcement:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/14472.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2012-02-08

SharpDevelop 4.1

1) Release Information

The following features and improvements can be found in SharpDevelop 4.1:

* NuGet
* T4
* Debugger improvements
* Web development improvements
* Text editor performance improvements

Details on the new features can be found in the Beta release announcement:


2) A Word on .NET 4.5 Support

If you have .NET 4.5 on your machine, you will notice that SharpDevelop 4.1 will display new .NET 4.5 classes and members for .NET 4.0 projects. This is due to the fact that we currently do not use reference assemblies to “trim” code completion for the corresponding profile – on a set of core .NET libraries (a remnant optimization dating back to SharpDevelop 2.x): mscorlib, System, System.Core, System.Xml, System.Data, System.Windows.Forms, System.Runtime.Remoting, System.Configuration, System.Design, System.Deployment, System.Drawing, System.Drawing.Design, System.ServiceProcess, System.Security, System.Management, System.Messaging, System.Web, System.Web.Services, Microsoft.VisualBasic.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2011-09-22

SharpDevelop 4.1 RC

1) Release Information

In addition to bug fixes, the release candidate for SharpDevelop 4.1 comes with vast performance improvements to the text editor. It is highly recommended that you immediately upgrade to this version. Details of the improvements can be found on David’s blog:


The final release of SharpDevelop 4.1 is planned within this month.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2011-09-07

SharpDevelop 4.1 Beta

For release details please visit the following URL: http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/13613.aspx

Posted by Christoph Wille 2011-07-28

SharpDevelop 4.0

Posted by Christoph Wille 2011-01-06

SharpDevelop 4.0 RC2

1) Release Information

Instead of releasing a final 4.0 build before Christmas, we decided to add another release candidate. The reason is that we did quite a bit of performance work, especially in the text editor – and we simply want to verify that it is faster, and more importantly, that we did not introduce any bugs in the course of the optimizations.

Please download and provide us with feedback!... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-12-19

SharpDevelop 4.0 Release Candidate

1) Release Information

SharpDevelop 4.0 is getting close to release with today’s availability of the release candidate (RC). Please download and use it in production settings. Do let us know of even the smallest issues you encounter via the forums - including detailed reproduction steps will help us produce a fix faster!

The final release of SharpDevelop 4.0 is planned before Christmas.

2) Downloads... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-11-28

SharpDevelop 3.2.1 Service Release

1) Release Information

This service release for SharpDevelop 3.2 contains the following updates:

* Update to NUnit 2.5.8
* Update to IronPython 2.6.2
* Update to IronRuby 1.1
* Bug fixes

Please note that SharpDevelop 3.2 does not support .NET 4.0.

2) Downloads

SharpDevelop 3.2:

SharpDevelop 3.x can take advantage of the following software if you install it:... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-11-06

SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta 4

1) Release Information

Welcome to the final Beta of SharpDevelop 4.0! For this Beta, we focused on fixing bugs, however, as we included new features, decided to designate this release as Beta instead of RC – the release candidate stage for SharpDevelop 4.0 will now begin in November.

Third-party software updates included in this Beta are NUnit 2.5.8, IronPython 2.6.2 as well as Boo 0.9.4 (pre-release build). ... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-10-26

SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta 3

1) Release Information

At our annual developer days in July we decided to switch from Subversion to git for our source control needs. Thus at the end of August, we moved to GitHub. Daniel performed the move, and he has details up on his blog:


Not so surprisingly, this move brings you a new addin – a source control addin for git.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-09-28

SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta 2

1) Release Information

Our annual developer days ended this Wednesday, and as promised in the Beta 1 release announcement[1], Beta 2 is available as of now.
[1] http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/11388.aspx

The following blog posts describe what’s new and changed in Beta 2:
* New productivity features in Beta 2
* VB.NET – New Features
* WPF Designer – New Features
* Unit Testing with IronRuby
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/mattward/archive/2010/07/15/UnitTestingWithIronRuby.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-08-01

SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta 1

The release announcement can be found at the following URL:


Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-06-13

SharpDevelop 3.2 RTW

1) Release Information

The release version of SharpDevelop 3.2 contains bug fixes only compared to RC2. The following list sums up what’s new compared with SharpDevelop 3.1:

* SharpDevelop Reports (previously only available standalone)
* IronRuby 1.0 support (entirely new to 3.2)
* IronPython 2.6.1 support (vastly improved for 3.2)

Please note that SharpDevelop 3.2 does not support .NET 4.0 – this will be part of SharpDevelop 4.0 (please expect Beta 1 in the coming weeks).... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-05-08

SharpDevelop 3.2 RC2

1) Release Information

The final release candidate for SharpDevelop 3.2 comes with updated language support, as well as bug fixes:

* IronRuby 1.0 support
* IronPython 2.6.1 support
* Microsoft F# April 2010 CTP support
* SDR: Runtime-modifiable reports

2) Downloads

SharpDevelop 3.2 RC2:

SharpDevelop 3.x can take advantage of the following software if you install it:... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-04-14

SharpDevelop 3.2 RC1

1) Release Information

The first release candidate for SharpDevelop 3.2 comes with updated language support, fixes to various features (eg C# <-> VB.NET conversion), as well as improvements you have asked for in our forums.

The highlights:

* IronRuby 1.0 RC2 support
* IronPython 2.6.1 RC1 support
* Microsoft F#, February 2010 CTP support
* SHFB support
* SDR: Absolute and relative filenames for images
* SDR: Zoom in Report Viewer... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-02-14

SharpDevelop 3.2 CTP

1) Release Information

Welcome to the first release of 2010 – a preview release of SharpDevelop 3.2! It comes with two big new features – with IronRuby we support a sixth programming language (in addition to C#, VB.NET, F#, Boo and IronPython), and we bring back a completely rewritten and vastly extended SharpDevelop Reports.

* IronRuby 1.0 RC1 support
* SharpDevelop Reports (SDR)
* Boo has been upgraded to
* The Web-based code converter supports converting to IronPython and IronRuby
http://codeconverter.sharpdevelop.net/... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2010-01-13

SharpDevelop 3.1 Release Available

1) Release Information

Seven months after the 3.0 release comes version 3.1 – the last feature release of the 3.x series. The following high-profile features were added to SharpDevelop:

* IronPython Windows Forms Designer
* Debugging Support for IronPython Applications
* Profiler for Managed Applications

If you haven’t followed the interim test release cycle closely, here is a list of interesting blog post on those new features as well as changes that might impact your work:... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2009-09-21

SharpDevelop 3.1 Release Candidate 2

1) Release Information

This is our last release candidate for SharpDevelop 3.1, and we expect the final release to follow soon. Please note there is one breaking change included in RC 2 – the way projects are created by default. Make sure to read this blog post:


From the Tips & Tricks department – if you haven’t looked at the profiler, test-drive it using its unit test profiling feature:... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2009-09-06

SharpDevelop 3.1 RC 1

1) Release Information

Due to a problem in Windows Installer, upgrades from SharpDevelop 3.0 to SharpDevelop 3.1 are not possible. You need to uninstall SharpDevelop 3.0 before installing 3.1 (SD2-1565).

What’s new in this release:
* Improved Python Windows Forms Designer and Code Conversion
* Debugging of Python application
* Basic support for profiling Unit Tests
* Small UI enhancements (e.g. "Open in explorer" context menu command for directories in project browser)
* Bugfixes
* Update Mono.Cecil revision 134535, NUnit 2.5.1, WiX 3.0 (3.0.5419), IronPython 2.0.2, F# May 2009 CTP... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2009-07-26

SharpDevelop 3.1 Beta 1 Available

1) Release Information

This is the first Beta for SharpDevelop 3.1, which incorporates bug fixes, improvements as well as major new features. Please note that it builds on SharpDevelop 3.0 and thus upgrades existing SharpDevelop 3.0 installations by default.

* Improved IronPython Support

IronPython 2.0 Forms Designer
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/mattward/archive/2009/05/12/IronPython2FormsDesigner.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2009-05-14

SharpDevelop 3.0 Final

1) Release Information

Eigthteen months after the last SharpDevelop 2.x release, we are proud to announce the availability of SharpDevelop 3.0 Final! Without further ado, we’d like to point you to the features you will find in SharpDevelop 3.0:


Past SharpDevelop 3.0 release announcements:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/8923.aspx (Release Candidate)
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/8774.aspx (Beta 3)
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/8231.aspx (Beta 2)
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/7381.aspx (Beta 1)... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2009-02-10