I have used this accepted answer to install Mono 5.2.0 to the Raspberry Pi 3. But I don't know how to install monodevelop or other ide to the Rpi3, because sudo apt-get install monodevelop doesn't work anymore because of those settings in the accepted answer. Any idea?

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i found this link which explains the process i think but i haven't tried it for myself (yet).

you need to add the mono repository using the commands shown (see link) and then you can just do sudo apt-get install monodevelop


hope this helps.

  • Just fyi, there is a raspbianbuster source, but no monodevelop package for it. The latest that the package is available for is raspbianstretch, and at least installing MonoDevelop from there and running it initially works fine on Raspbian Buster.
    – Pluto
    May 20, 2020 at 19:49
sudo apt-get install mono-complete

to compile

mcs program.cs

and to launch

mono program.exe
  • And how would I write an app? I wanted to create the program.cs somehow in Raspberry Pi, but it's a bad idea to write that with a simple text editor.
    – greyline
    Sep 29, 2017 at 8:34
  • so you just want an IDE? What language do you want to develop in?
    – Dr.Rabbit
    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:12
  • 1
    Yeah, I thought it's obvious that I want an IDE. I want to develop in C#. My only problem was I can't install Monodevelop in Raspberry with mono 5.2. (as I said, sudo apt-get install monodevelop doesn't work with mono 5.2 installed). Now after I successfully reinstalled mono 3.2.8, I could install monodevelop. It would be good to find an IDE for mono 5.2...
    – greyline
    Sep 29, 2017 at 15:50

Look for monodevelopment ide (Development Environment for GNOME) in your add/remove software

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