[Mono-dev] Mono Support question

Sandy Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 08:41:08 EST 2008

2008/3/7 E Robertson <e.robertson.svg at gmail.com>:
> On Friday 07 March 2008 12:21:36 pm Onur Gumus wrote:
>  > Informally I can tell. C# 3.0 is mostly there except linq to sql.
>  > Winforms 1.1 is complete. Winforms 2.0 support is improving day by
>  > day.
>  > ASP.NET 2.0 is there except web parts. Asp.net Ajax is there including
>  > the control toolkit is being able to run. Core libraries are there.
>  > WCF and WF is partially there WPF is absent.
>  >
>  > For development on linux you can use monodevelop. However it does not
>  > support C# 3.0 even if it can compile it at the moment.
>  Thanks Onur,
>  I'm not sure what are the basic components needed to run the application but
>  from my sources, the application I rebuild in MonoDevelop was created with
>  C#2.0 and VS2005. I'm not sure what Winform is and if it's used but the
>  application does have buttons (if that's what the winform does). As for ASP
>  that's not used as far as I can tell.

Winforms is short of Windows Forms, which is the GUI toolkit of .NET
(so yeah, if you have buttons you're probably using it).

>  Could I assume that a comparison chart of .NET and Mono is pointless because
>  of the various components? What would be the best comparison method to
>  compare the two? Or what would be the determining how usable a particular
>  version of mono is? Is it the version of C# supported?  My all means correct
>  me if I'm wrong or off-track because I'm not sure how Mono fits together.

I'm not sure, but I think your best bet is to run the Mono Migration
Analyzer (we called it MoMA) on your application from Windows to see
if there are any potential problems with the pieces of Mono you would
be using:



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