[Mono-dev] Running a .NET 3.5 exe

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Thu Jul 31 15:30:04 EDT 2008

> OK I see what you saying, what I need to get is we now reference the
> WindowsBase.dll assembly to get access to the new ZIP file functionality
> and I need to get mono to resolve this.

That component of WindowsBase has not been implemented.

WindowsBase is also not currently part of Mono, but part of Olive, which
is still unreleased.

> Russell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jb Evain [mailto:jb at nurv.fr] 
> Sent: 28 July 2008 14:45
> To: Russell Kay
> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Running a .NET 3.5 exe
> On 7/28/08, russell.kay at realtimeworlds.com
> <russell.kay at realtimeworlds.com> wrote:
> > Well the issue is that I need to run nunit on the assembly (it is full
> >  of unit tests) and nunit is marked as a v2.0 assembly so to get it to
> >  load the v3.5 assembly I need to tell mono to use the 3.5 runtime
> >
> >  I know the tests should be using only code that mono implements
> (within
> >  olive) but I cannot see how to get it to run under the v3.5 runtime.
> Thing is that there's no such thing as a v3.5 runtime. .net 3.5 is a
> set of assemblies based on the 2.0 runtime. So you can safely invoke
> mono on your 3.5 assemblies.
> If running it fails, sending the error here would help to diagnose any
> issue.

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