[Mono-devel-list] Can I use Microsoft's DLL's on the Win32 platform?

Pete Gonzalez pgonzalez at bluel.com
Tue Apr 26 14:39:38 EDT 2005

Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Apps that use COM or ActiveX controls will never run on Mono.  
> Even if COM was there, the existing code that depends on the control
> would require the control to be ported to some form of COM on Unix
> (which to begin with is not available in a reusable form) and binaries
> for each platform to be created.

Heh, so in other words, "run on Mono" means "run on Unix"?  That's cool, 
but you know not everybody cares about creating a single .exe that runs on 
multiple platforms, especially if it means giving up valuable libraries and 
API's.  For example, the Mac versions of big apps like Adobe Photoshop or 
MS Word have huge differences from Win32 in order to integrate properly 
with the OS.  And for many companies, the only platform they have to worry 
about is the one with ActiveX.  :-D


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