[Mono-list] will this .NET project run with mono?

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Thu Apr 2 11:52:38 UTC 2015

> From: mono-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of William Ivanski
> You can try to find these DLLs in Windows, put then in your bin folder, and
> reference them in your Mono project.

Pretty unlikely to work, given that MS didn't test on mono.  Also I wouldn't recommend distributing those dll's with your project due to license restrictions.  Sounds like a pretty unsustainable (and unlikely) solution at best.  If you have a .Net project that requires assemblies that don't exist in mono, your best bet is to search for alternative assemblies that can be used instead, which are cross-platform compatible.

But Tomasz - Did you check the mono compatibility guide and class status page?  Why do you believe these are part of .Net and not part of Mono?  The easiest way to describe what Mono currently supports is:  Everything in .NET 4.5 except WPF, WWF, and with limited WCF and limited ASP.NET 4.5 async stack. 

I don't think the assemblies you've named are WPF, WWF, WCF or ASP.Net.  So I would expect *either* the stuff you're looking for is available, or it's from a 3rd party other than Microsoft, and therefore actually pretty *likely* to work on mono.

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