[Mono-list] Using Mono System.Xml with Compact Framework

Atsushi Eno atsushi@ximian.com
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 15:33:20 +0900


I think you can build System.Xml.dll with your compact framework.
At least, System.Xml.dll is independent of Mono's System.dll (I can
build System.Xml.dll with MS's System.dll - at least non CF one).

However I haven't ever used compact framework, so if there are some
problems, please post the details (it will be fixed, at least for
the future versions of the mono compact framework).

Atsushi Eno

Andrew Vardeman wrote:

> Hello.
> Here at work we're developing an app for the Compact Framework, and we 
> were hoping to grab a chunk of Mono to get XPath functionality that's 
> missing from the CF.  My original hope was that I could just reference 
> Mono's System.Xml.dll from my CF project in VS.NET, but when I do this 
> and deploy the app and the dll to my PocketPC, it bombs on startup with 
> this error:
> *************************************
> A native exception occurred.
> ExceptionCode: 0x80000002
> ExceptionAddress: 0x00df0e20
> *************************************
> This seems to be because Mono's System.Xml.dll references the full 
> System.dll rather than the CF version.  Does this sound correct?  On a 
> quick glance through the System.Xml directories in my Mono source 
> distribution, I didn't see any unmanaged code.  Or is this what I'd get 
> if Mono tried to use a method not available in the CF?
> I used a .NET assembly viewer to compare Mono's System.Xml.dll to the CF 
> version to see if I spotted any obvious differences.  The only thing I 
> could figure is that Mono's dll references a System.dll with this full 
> name:
> System.Xml, Version=1.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral, 
> PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
> and the CF dll references:
> System.Xml, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, 
> PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac
> I guess my question is, would rebuilding Mono's System.Xml.dll against 
> the CF libraries likely make everything magically work, or is my 
> wild-stab guess way off the mark?  I admit that my understanding of the 
> guts of Windows, the CLR, etc. is extremely limited.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Vardeman
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