[Mono-list] DLL Created in Visual Basic 6.0 can run on cross platform

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Fri May 22 11:22:22 EDT 2009

2009/5/22 Kornél Pál <kornelpal at gmail.com>:
> I belive that the problem with VB6 is that it massively depends on third
> party closed source ActiveX DLLs and OCXes written in C that are very
> unlikely to be available on Linux without Wine.

No, the problem is that VB6 does not compile things to CIL, it
compiles them to either native x86 or P-Code.  The MS.NET and Mono
runtimes don't know how to run anything but CIL (or AOT'd CIL).

In other words, you can't run VB6 on Mono for the same reasons you
can't run an x86 app on a PPC machine.

Chris Howie

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