[Mono-list] How can the assembly check the OS it's on?
07 Mar 2003 16:42:59 -0500
OSVersion just provides access to a PlatformID and a Version.
PlatformID is an enumerated type. The .NET version only goes into
detail for Win32 platforms (Win32S, Win32Windows, Win32NT). I don't
think .NET mentions Unix *at all*. If it does, it certainly won't
mention the myriad different flavors of Unix running around.
Mono can extend PlatformID (in fact, it added a Unix value), but if an
extended value is used under .NET, the results of expecting an extended
value are likely undefined. So this isn't a portable, long-term
On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 16:31, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> What about OSVersion and other properties found in System.Environment?
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Jonathan Pryor
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> Easiest way I'm aware of is to check
> System.IO.Path.DirectorySeparatorChar. It's '\\' on Win32, '/' on Unix.
> Alas, I'm not aware of any other way, which pretty much prevents
> checking for Mac OS X vs. Linux vs. Solaris vs. AIX...
> I'd love to hear of a better form of checking.
> - Jon
> On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 10:44, Charles-Louis wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I was wondering if it was possible for an assembly to now on which OS it
> > is running?
> > eg. if I'm running on windows, I'll use the Windows System logs, and if
> > I'm on Linux, i'll use the Linux logs...
> > I'd like my compiled assembly to detect it, and I'd rather not use an
> > App.config file for this.
> > Is this possible?
> > Thanks
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