c# in text editor(notepad) instead of c#.net in visual studio?

hi guys

i have just been offered a new job doing c# programming for the web but they dont want me to use visual studio. They want me to use a text editor instead. I am not new to this and was just hoping that anyone could give me some advice?

websites that can help me?

i really got no idea , even where to put the code.?

How can you test your apps if you aint in visual stuidio?

any help will be muchly appreciated, i will be give points out accordingly,

thanks
abababaAsked:
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
>> How can you test your apps if you aint in visual stuidio?

With difficulty. If you're not allowed to use an IDE then debugging is gonna be a pain, you'll have to compile your apps with a command-line compiler (how you do this will depend on the compiler they are using) and run it then try and interpret the runtime exceptions to track down the errors.

There are a few alternatives to VS such as this: http://www.editpadpro.com/editcsharp.html

However, you're best option would probably be to download one of the Express versions of VS if the employer is to cheap to buy the real thing.
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Edwin_CCommented:
You can start with the .NET Framework SDK which can be downloaded from Microsoft.  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/gettingstarted/default.aspx

However I can hardly imagine any significant work can be developed using notepad.  If it is license problem, you can work with Visual Studio Express which is free or other free IDE such as #Develop.  After finishing your work, you can simply deliver the source code in plain editable text files to your client.  I cannot see any differences made to your client.
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abababaAuthor Commented:
well i think i might be able to use visual studio but the end programs will have to be in notepad. The other programmers use notepad so it will probably be annoying for me to transfer programs into visual studio and then back to notepad
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Edwin_CCommented:
Even you use VS, all source code files can be edited using notepad!  No "transfer" is needed except you need to build some sort of "make" file (I guess) to get your program compiled.
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Edwin_CCommented:
One last word, if you choose to use VS Express Editions, be sure to check whether its license allows you to use in commercial projects or not.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Hi abababa,

>  but they dont want me to use visual studio. They want me to use a text
> editor instead.

And I suppose you will have a 286 with 256 meg of RAM?

They might have their reason but it is very counter-productive not to use the IDE. If it a cost reason, you might want to check www.go-mono.com

Cheers!
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
They do. There are no restrictions placed on projects created with the Express editions.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
>>There are no restrictions placed on projects created with the Express editions

they just don't want to pay!

>>i have just been offered a new job

If they don't want to pay for your basic tool, I doubt they will pay for 3rd parties. That doesn't sound great to me!
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SammyCommented:
That’s going to be a dreadful job considering C# is case sensitive. stll you are in luck since SharpDevelop is as close to VS.Net as they come and its Free!

Good luck

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SammyCommented:
oops forgot to tell you where to download the IDE
http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/

HTH
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abababaAuthor Commented:
i dont know what program they use atm. I only know they dont code in visual studio but hard code?
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abababaAuthor Commented:
i got told i would be building application prototypes using HTML and C#, and over time progressing to a
more advanced .Net role. How does that sound?
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