Microsoft Visual Studio Alternatives for Linux

    Microsoft Visual Studio is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Eclipse, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio are MonoDevelop (Free, Open Source), Apache NetBeans (Free, Open Source), Code::Blocks (Free, Open Source) and Qt Creator (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 21, 2021

    1. RStudio™ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. RStudio combines an intuitive user interface with powerful coding tools to help you get the most out of R.
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    2. JetBrains WebStorm is a commercial IDE for JavaScript, CSS & HTML built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform. WebStorm provides automatic code completion, on-the-fly code analysis, refactoring support and VCS integration.
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      Most users think WebStorm is a great alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio.


    3. Cross-platform .NET IDE.
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      JetBrains Rider vs Microsoft Visual Studio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks JetBrains Rider is a great alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio.
      Rider is Resharper... but as a standalone IDE. It is a full blown IDE voor C# and .NET, complete with extensive code completion, peek (decompile) and refactoring
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Though Rider costs money it has been a great development tool for my team.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. A cross-platform IDE for C, C++, Python, QML/JavaScript and PHP.
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      KDevelop vs Microsoft Visual Studio opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Its easy to use but syntax highlighting might be weird sometimes.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
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      Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
      This alternative is disputed. Arduino IDE is still a legitimate alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • wxWidgets
      CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages.
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      CodeLite vs Microsoft Visual Studio opinions
      Most users think CodeLite is a great alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio.
      rgk_rgk_01rgk For me and my enterprise is the best alternative, intellisense very good, dynamic library linkage is very similar to VS, automatically creates a makefile. Very good class wizards! Debug and subversion / GIT and SFTP inegrated in the environment.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      Excellent development environment, continuously updated, clear vision, active support.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    5. Graviton Code Editor is a minimalist, cross-platform editor focused on speed, customization and productivity. FEATURES - Themes - Plugins - Full compatibility with .
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Gambas is a full-featured object language and development environment built on a BASIC interpreter. It is released under the GNU General Public Licence. Its architecture is largely inspired by Java.
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      Gambas vs Microsoft Visual Studio opinions
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      Gambas is the best IDE/GUI-designer for VB6 nostalgics.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. CodeTyphon is a fork/distribution of Lazarus with thousands of Lazarus/Free Pascal components bundled into distribution and with own Lazarus expansion features.
    7. Real Software and Real Studio are now Xojo. Create your own apps, like commercial or in house apps, games, utilities and more with Xojo!
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