[Mono-list] RE: Running C# on Linux Server
A Rafael D Teixeira
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:10:14 -0300
First of all, I think it's better to post such questions to a list where all
people interested in Mono can help you not only me. I cc'ed this to the Mono
main List (firstname.lastname@example.org). Give them a chance to help you next time,
>From: "Sreenivas kaushik" <email@example.com>
>I have used datagrid in C# application (GUI) on Windows and i tried to run
>the same application on Mono but i got the error saying that "Datagrid
>library not found".
Checking our status-page for Windows Forms at
http://www.go-mono.org/class-status-System.Windows.Forms.html , I saw that
DataGrid is at most 62% implemented. Also the whole System.Windows.Forms
implementation is unstable just now so I would recommend not to use it
before it matures.
>I have installed GTK# also and i have System.Windows.Forms library but
>still iam unable to run. Is there any library so that i can run my
GTK# isn't needed to run System.Windows.Forms apps, but many other packages
are (like Cairo). But again Mono's implementation of System.Windows.Forms
isn't completed yet.
>And one more thing, is there any possibility of using the third party
>controls like VSFlexGrid in Mono Environment.
For the general question the answer is: IF (BIG if, indeed) the third party
controls are 100% Managed Code, and don't use System.Windows.Forms in an
undocumented/non-portable way they possibly can run with Mono in Linux, but
check if the license permits it (to run them outside of Windows & .NET).
Specifically for VSFlexGrid Pro you are out-of-luck as it is just an ActiveX
control not a .NET Control. Mono won't support old-technology controls like
that, because it costs too much in development (think we would have to
duplicate lots of terrible COM/ActiveX support/interop code) and adds lots
of potential bugs well-known in the COM world, as memory-leaks caused by
circular references or unpaired calls into the reference-counting mechanism.
You may have a better chance with Janus GridEX for .NET or Xceed Grid for
Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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