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

William Wise will@digitalelite.com
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 12:02:44 -0400

I will need to us System.Windows.Forms but I will stay away from 3rd party
controls, non-native libraries (including COM+ stuff).  Fortunately, the
timeframe for Linux migration on the desktop at my company is still at least
a year away as we're converting backend servers first.


-----Original Message-----
From: mono-list-admin@ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-admin@ximian.com]On
Behalf Of Guenther Roith
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 11:25 AM
To: William Wise
Cc: mono-list
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Cross platform development: VB.NET or C#

> Hi Guys,
> I'm developing an application on the Windows .NET platform and want to do
> much as possible up front to insure that it will run on Mono once it
> a more mature platform for ado.net and WinForms development.
> My question for the list is:  What can I do to insure that the migration
> 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 should
> avoid using?

You'll be able to use VB.NET.
Don't use

- System.EnterpriseServices (COM-Interoperability)
- Microsoft.Win32 (Registry, Windows Events)
- [System.Windows.Forms (I guess it will exist, but it will take some time)]
- P/invoke (DllImport) into native libs if the lib is not available on Linux

if someone knows other things please add.


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