[Mono-list] Console won't locate Hello.cs

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Wed May 1 11:58:48 UTC 2013

The compiler will look exactly where you tell it.

I'm assuming you have a cmd window, so see a prompt like:-


If you save your source file on the desktop, you need to "cd" into the desktop
folder. eg:

c:\users\jason> cd Desktop

Then you can invoke the compiler and tell it to find your source, eg:

c:\users\jason\Desktop> gmcs hello.cs /out:hello.exe

If I were you, I'd download Xamarin studio and use that if you want to avoid
lots of fun with cmd windows.


On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 12:55:48PM +0100, Jason_G wrote:
> This is probably a sill problem but I cannot seem to fix it, I am following
> the Mono-Basic tutorial and trying to use the console to say "hello world".
> I'm using windows and have created a file called hello.cs with all the
> required code. But when I open up the console and type gmcs hello.cs I get
> the following error.
> "error CS2001: Source file 'hello.cs' could not be found Compilation failed:
> 1 error(s), 0 warnings"
> I have currently saved the file to my desktop, is there somewhere else I
> should save it? or am I doing something wrong? Like I said this is probably
> a silly problem, but I am very new to this and would really appreciate some
> help.
> Thank you.
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