[Mono-list] VS2005 app for Mac OSX
stifu at free.fr
Thu Jan 7 00:57:03 EST 2010
> Stifu wrote:
>> rlearning wrote:
>>> Please keep in mind that I have not downloaded Mono and I am just
>>> posting this to get some feedback.
>>> I am looking at looking writing an app in Windows VB.Net VS2005 and
>>> would like to port it over to a Mac OSX. The program also needs to
>>> connect to a local db for a single user. If their business really takes
>>> off like they hope then eventually I will need to move the db to a
>>> Here are somethings that I am not sure about since I have never had to
>>> write an app for a Mac before:
>>> 1. I have looked at both Mono and MonoDevelop and see their differences
>>> and similarities. Is one better than the other?
>>> 2. Depending upon how question #1 is answered, what type of db would I
>>> use with it?
>>> 3. In Windows it would be Access or SQL, but what is it for a Mac?
>>> Also, what do I connect to for Windows testing?
>>> 4. Is there a better/easier way of approaching the above or am I on the
>>> right track?
>>> Thanks in advance.
>> 1. Mono is a bunch of things: framework, runtime and compiler...
>> MonoDevelop is the IDE, ie: the counterpart of Visual Studio for Mono
>> (which runs using Mono, or .NET on Windows). So Mono and MonoDevelop are
>> not similar products that are in competition or anything.
>> 2. Up to you. You want want to look at these pages:
>> Can't help you more than that...
> So if I follow you correctly, then all I need to do is download both mono
> and monodevelop and write my app in its IDE instead. I cannot remember
> where I saw it, but I thought I had read that I could do it through VS2005
> and then run mono to test it. Or did I miss it on that one?
That's right. Whether you create your app with Mono or .NET, MonoDevelop or
Visual Studio, exe/dll files are binary compatible, so you can choose
whatever you prefer. A program compiled with Mono will work with .NET, and
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