[Mono-list] Mono version for Windows - why is there one?

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 06:46:35 EST 2009

WinForms is the same on all platforms except the underlaying windowing
system provided by the platform.

Controls are drawn by the same managed code even on Windows.

libgdiplus is not proted to Windows so it should be ported first.


2009/1/8 Stifu <stifu at free.fr>:
> Yes, being able to test Mono on Windows is handy, and so far, something like
> over half of the bugs I found and reported are shared by the Windows and
> Linux ports.
> However, I'd like it if there was an easy way to force the Windows port to
> use WinForms and libgdiplus rather than their native Windows equivalents, to
> make testing easier.
> Kornél Pál wrote:
>> Hi,
>> .NET Framework is just a part of Windows so it makes sense to have a
>> Windows port of Mono. This also helps making Mono more platform
>> independent.
>> You may also find useful to test your applications on Windows with Mono
>> even if you target Linux because it is very similar to the Linux port.
>> On the other hand you even can embed Mono to your application and take
>> advantage of being able to strip unneeded parts to shrink the deployment
>> size.
>> Kornél
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