Snippet Compiler was also a very nice IDE which again provide some limited intellisense. However, when Framework 2.0 was released, majority of the IDEs broke.
For a time, I could not find any good IDE but finally Microsoft came out with the express edition for Visual Studio 2005. Currently there is also a Express edition for Visual Studio 2008. The express edition of Visual Studio provided most of the functionalities of Visual Studio with some limitations.
Main limitations are:
- Instead of everything in one, you have different packages
- Web design
- Windows/Console app (1 for VB and 1 for C# and 1 for C++)
- WorkFlow capability is removed from VS 2008 express.