[Mono-list] Cross platform development: VB.NET or C#

Chris J. Breisch cjbreisch@altavista.net
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 10:19:49 -0500

Rafael is correct.  I would add that if you're planning on doing
something immediately that the C# compiler is in a much more usable
state.  We're currently working on the Basic compiler and the
VisualBasic.dll, but progress (at least on my side) has been slow of

Chris J. Breisch, MCSD, MCDBA

-----Original Message-----
From: mono-list-admin@ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-admin@ximian.com] On
Behalf Of A Rafael D Teixeira
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 10:11 AM
To: will@digitalelite.com; mono-list@ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Cross platform development: VB.NET or C#

>From: "William Wise" <will@digitalelite.com>
>My question for the list is:  What can I do to insure that the
>will be as smooth as possible?  Should I use VB.NET or C# as the 
>language?  Any other factors that I should consider or libraries I
>avoid using?

Language is your choice: we are working on both compilers, and
runtime libraries.

Just avoid any Win32 API calls, be carefull with third party Win Forms 
Controls and/or Libraries that don´t say they are Mono Compatible, and
development of substitutes for bigger roadblocks like COM+ interop,
ADSI (namely System.EnterpriseServices, System.Messaging, etc...)

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Polymath

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