[Mono-list] Porting MS C++ Managed Extensions

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Wed Sep 30 07:58:49 EDT 2009


If you want or need to keep the unmanaged code, you could keep your
unmanaged dll on Windows, and have a "so" counterpart for Linux. That way,
depending on the OS your program runs on, either the dll or so file will be
More info: http://www.mono-project.com/Interop_with_Native_Libraries

There is also a project to turn unmanaged invokes into managed invokes, but
I don't think it's mature enough or even usable yet.
More info:

obiwanjacobi wrote:
> Hi,
> I have this native MS .NET project ( http://vstnet.codeplex.com VST.NET )
> that uses the Microsoft C++ managed extensions to interface between a C++
> plugin interface (VST) and the managed world.
> I have received some questions on whether I could make my project
> cross-platform. I think mono wouldn't have any problems with the plain
> .NET code (C#) but its the interop that uses the C++ managed extensions
> that is MS specific.
> Is there such a thing as managed extensions on other platforms? Or
> something that would allow me to implement a C++ <-> .NET bridge?
> Thanx,
> Marc Jacobi

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