[Mono-list] Advantages Of Mono Over .Net 2.0

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Sat Mar 11 12:48:33 EST 2006


> I'm about to start working on a new GUI application and I'm trying to decide
> between targeting mono or .NET2.0, and I'd appreciate a little feedback from
> the community to help me make up my mind. The big question is this: besides
> the fact that IL can JIT cross platform, what are the advantages of using
> mono over .net2.0?

You should pick your target platform first.  Is your application going
to be deployed on Windows or Linux?  Are you planning on porting it some
day, or not?

> As an aside, I'd also like to know now well mono works with third party
> controls? Does anyone have experience with using it with things like
> Actipro, Infragistics, or Sandock? In practice how well do these carry over
> cross platform?

Some controls work, but until they offer explicit Mono support some of
the controls that do some Windows magic will not run on Mono.

I think your choice is more between Gtk# and Windows.Forms than it is
between Mono and .NET

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