Writing C# code without an appropriate editor can be a pain. You could probably use Visual Studio (or the great and free C# Express) but there is a better solution...The Snippet Compiler Live 2008 Ultimate Edition for Developers (yeah)!It's not a joke
, this is free, lightweight C# editor offering actually good code completion and compilation - precisely designed to quickly code and compile one class (typically to create a little command line application).
So download Snippet Compiler
(SC) and run it. You'll be presented with a default C# class for a command line application.
The template class has 2 methods: RunSnippet and Main. This is a nice way to let you write your code in RunSnippet and to not worry about the usual try/catch and ReadKey when you test a command-line application.For FD macro scripts:
- you'll want to compile your script using SC to trap compile errors (that's one thing you won't have to worry when testing),
- this means a public static void Main() method is required (SC compiles command line application only),
- you can keep the default class as-is (use RunSnippet() for your tests outside FD).
1. For most code completion needs you'll have to add a "reference" to FlashDevelop's PluginCore:
- in SC, select: Tools > References > File System
- click <...> to browse to FD program files and choose PluginCore.dll (double-click once to add it in the DLL list at the bottom of the dialog) then click <Ok>
(you may have to re-add the reference when you restart SC)
2. You will then simply add a public static void Execute() method with your FD script.
3. Code, compile with Ctrl+Shift+B to control your code is ok, then test in FlashDevelop.