[Mono-dev] State of support for VB.NET

Alex Chudnovsky alexc at majestic12.co.uk
Thu Jun 15 11:34:00 EDT 2006

Hi Rafael,

Thanks for this update! I've actually received updated information that 
(thankfully!) the job will need to be done in C#, which I know Mono 
supports very well ;-)



Rafael Teixeira wrote:

> Hi Alex,
> For precompiled usage (VB.NET 1.x (7.x?)) I think our MSVB.dll is good
> enough, but currently mbas isn't able to compile any page (Sorry can
> get yet to work on the fix).
> The newest compiler in the family, vbnc will be able to compile VB.NET
> 2.0 (8.0?) but it is still in the beginning.
> So if you have full codebehind precompiled ASP.NET 1.x pages with
> VB.NET you can give Mono a spin, and tell us if you find any bug.
> Thank you for your questions and we await your feedback,
> :)
> On 6/15/06, Alex Chudnovsky <alexc at majestic12.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Has anyone ported VB.NET apps to Mono recently, particularly I am
>> wondering if VB.NET is supported in ASP pages?
>> I've done reasonable amount of C# porting and found Mono is very good
>> and I did not even have to recompile, but from what I heard VB.NET
>> generates less Mono-compatible code, is that still the case? Say I can
>> use C# app compiled in VS 2003 without recompilation in Mono, can same
>> be done for VB.NET or it will require recompilation?
>> I am aware of http://www.mono-project.com/VisualBasic.NET_support page,
>> but it has rather short descriptions, I'd really like to see page
>> summarising what's not yet supported.
>> Alex
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