[Mono-list] Tips on using MONO (please answer)

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
06 Dec 2002 08:18:33 -0500

These questions have been answered before.

The short answer is Yes.

Yes, you can use VB.NET.
Yes, you can run the EXE/DLL generated by VB.NET under Mono.
No, you don't need to recompile your programs for Mono.

But...  The above is only true if the libraries (assemblies) you depend
upon already exist under Mono.  For example, Mono 0.16 doesn't have
Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll, so if your app uses it, it won't run
properly.  CVS has a partial implementation of the DLL in the works, but
I have no idea how complete it is.

Ditto for any other assemblies.  Several of the assemblies are in an
incomplete state, so your code may or may not work without changes.

Mono-Basic is an implementation of VB.NET for Mono.  AFAIK, it's nowhere
near complete, and I have no idea when it will be.

 - Jon

On Fri, 2002-12-06 at 00:30, Andrs Olivares wrote:
> Hi:
> My name is Andy and I want to know if I can write programs 
> in VB.NET and use (or run) them in linux using the files 
> from the MONO project.
> If it is possible, can you tell me how to do that?
> Need I to re-compile my programs to use them with MONO? or 
> can I compile using VS.NET and run my programs in linux 
> directly with MONO?
> What is MONO-Basic? Is an implementation of VB.NET for the 
> MONO project? How can I make programs using MONO-Basic? Is 
> there a compiler for that language? How can I get it?
> I know you have a lot of work to do, but please answer me 
> soon. I really need to know about that.
> Andy
> andy25@hotpop.com
> PD: Please forgive me for my bad english! I'm not from USA 
> or another english speaking country. ;-)
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