[Mono-list] Re: Good Mono Project
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 12:09:34 +0100
> I used VB6 for years. Same old recipe, build some com objects using ATL
> and use vb6 to put a gui onto them.
So you seem to agree that VB6 is just some glue between COM objects,
> Seems to me that one can easily do a layer to create the com 'controls'
> (eg the standard ones provided) on top of WIndows.Forms. Com controls
> are supported under windows. I can't imagine it's that hard to load a
> shared library and provide the 3 or 4 functions you need to make a com
> control work, and the standard interop stuff provided in the CLR should
> make calling those functions a snap.
Mono doesn't support COM-interop. Its Windows.Forms doesn't support
ActiveX-Controls either, thus the hypothetic "VB6-compiler for the CLR"
has no future in the Mono world, IMHO.
> VB6 may have been a com scripting layer, but what was available isn't
> that different than what the clr priovdes.
> Technically I don't think it's a hard project - a big project -- indeed,
> a hard one, no.
... and absolutely not Mono related.