[Mono-list] Using ms libraries

Jaroslaw Kowalski jarek@atm.com.pl
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:47:39 +0100

No, because there are some "internal" functions in mscorlib.dll that link
into MS runtime. There are some functions in mono's corlib.dll that link
into Mono runtime, so these two can't be interchanged.

So, as for the corlib - the answer is "no".

But I think it would be interesting to check if other MS libraries work with
Mono (System.Xml, perhaps?)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dilip Ganpule" <dilip@cisco.com>
To: <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 8:49 PM
Subject: [Mono-list] Using ms libraries

> Hello,
> I have a question; but before I ask it, let me just say that I am
> astounded at the amount of progress that you have made on the
> Mono project. It is just unbelieveable!! Keep up the great work.
> Now to my question: On windows, is it possible to use the mono
> runtime (either the interpreter or the jit) to run a .net program
> using the microsoft libraries?
> In other words, can I use say, the microsoft mscorlib.dll as the library
> instead of the Mono corlib.dll to run a simple "hello world" program
> using the Mono interpreter on windows?
> TIA for your help.
> Dilip
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