When comparing SlickEdit vs Visual Studio for Mac, the Slant community recommends Visual Studio for Mac for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for C++ on Mac OS X?” Visual Studio for Mac is ranked 8th while SlickEdit is ranked 9th.
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Pro Built-in beautifier
The beautifier formats code as you type to help improve readability and consistency.
Pro Integrated debuggers for multiple languages
Integrated debuggers for GNU C++, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, and PHP.
Pro Compiler tools
Pro Third party tool integration
Pro Symbol analysis support
There are powerful symbol analysis features in SlickEdit, including context tagging and references.
Pro Extensive support for programming languages
SlickEdit supports over 50 programming languages on nine platforms.
Pro Over 13 emulations
Pro Easy access to XCode projects
SlickEdit opens XCode projects with no conversions needed.
Pro Easy access to Visual Studio workspace
SlickEdit opens Visual Studio workspace with no conversions needed.
Pro Popular version control system
Pro Free, and now with Xamarin support built-in to target most Oses.
Pro Visual Studio UI
Visual Studio set the IDE standard for most of the '90s. Although it has languished somewhat and some embarrassing UI defects remain in the Windows version, we can hope that Microsoft will deliver a fairly well-organized IDE for the Mac.
Con Currently doesn't support C++
As of now, Visual Studio for Mac only supports .NET, C#, and F#.