[Mono-list] VB .NET and default instances

Rolf Bjarne Kvinge rolflists at ya.com
Tue Nov 3 03:03:05 EST 2009


> Hi,
>    I have inherited a VB.net application.  The application
> is currently developed under Visual Studio 2008 and is
> a GUI using a bunch of Windows Forms.  I would
> like to be able to run this under Linux and it appears I
> need Mono to do this.  In the documentation, I noticed
> the documentation mention that the "Default Instance"
> is not supported.  This application happens to use this
> feature in several places.

Default Instances was implemented some time ago, where did you read this so
that I can update the documentation?

>    The way I have seen this done in Java is to have a
> "getInstance() method which accesses a static copy of the
> object and creates it the first time getInstance() is called.
> Would this be a workable mechanism to get the program
> to run under Mono?  It would be a pretty easy change to make.
>    The documentation seems to say that I can run the .exe
> created by Visual Studio with the Mono Runtime if I can get
> the libraries correct.  I have not been able to do this yet,
> but I am thinking I need to clean up the default instance issue
> first.  Is this the case?

No, default instances needs to be supported by the vb compiler, you should
still be able to run the application with the Mono Runtime. Can you explain
exactly what you've done and what happens?


> Bob Styma
> Phoenix, Az, USA
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