Friday, April 24, 2015

Free alternative to LINQPad

If you like or love LINQPad as a code scratchpad, but cannot afford to buy a license of LINQPad for all of your development machines, then you might be looking for a free alternative that offers Intellisense.

Well, a developer produces a tool called Snippet Compiler that works and acts very much like LINQPad:

It basically is a wrapper for a .NET Console Application that lets you easily test out your .NET code for quick testing and prototyping.

Unfortunately, as you can tell from the website, the product is very outdated and has not been updated in a number of years since it still only supports .NET v. 3.5.

Therefore, if you are using .NET v. 4.0 or later, you will still probably have to rely on LINQPad as your code scratchpad for the time being, but if you are working with an older release version of the .NET Framework, Snippet Compiler might just be the tool you need!

No comments:

Post a Comment