RoslynPad Is An Open Source Alternative To LINQPad

RoslynPad Is An Open Source Alternative To LINQPad
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.NET developers have probably heard about LINQPad, a handy “programmer’s playground” where you can type C#, F# and Visual Basic .NET code into a scratchpad and quickly debug it. This can be a better alternative to, say, constant recompiling when tweaking logic.

Unfortunately, LINQPad’s more tempting features only come with the paid versions, but a free alternative in the form of RoslynPad has arrived.

Yes, LINQPad does have a free version and although it does a lot, it’s missing some core features such as full auto-completion and integrated debugger. RoslynPad doesn’t have a debugger either (well, not yet anyway), but it makes up for it by being open-source.

Development is ongoing, so it’s possible RoslynPad will come with all of the paid LINQPad goodies, minus the price tag. If you’re a die-hard LINQPad user, give it a go and see if it’s the substitute for you.

RoslynPad [Official site]


  • It also appears to be C# only, so anyone using LINQPad for the other languages is SOOL for now.

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