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

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Tue Apr 26 15:13:16 EDT 2005


> > 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, 

I did not say that.  

You are trying to use libraries from Microsoft that are fairly tied to
the Windows platforms.  We are implementing equivalents that cover most
of them in a cross platform fashion, but in your attempts to get ahead
of the game, you have chosen to pursue a hackish path that will not

No amount of complaining will make that change. 

If you want to take advantage of COM and ActiveX on Windows with the
CLI, use the Microsoft provided runtime, and purchase one of those tools
that will do the equivalent of mkbundle.

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