[Mono-list] just installed mono, most basic test failed.

Pierre-François Culand pfc at culand.ch
Mon May 11 13:04:35 UTC 2015

Thanks for your encouragements ! ;-)

Actually, that's exactly what I intended to do when I installed Mono:
1) test my mono installation with basic apps.
2) test running my complex WCF/Winforms client app to see what the "partial WCF implementation" means.

But since the basic HelloWinForms app did not run I thought something was wrong in my Mono framework installation... That's what I want to understand first. Why did the trivial HelloWinForms.exe not run without raising a lot of dll not found exceptions !?

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Le 11 mai 2015 à 13:47, Edward Ned Harvey (mono) <edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com> a écrit :

>> Oh, you should give up now. There is no chance of simply taking a complex
>> app already built and developed in VS/Windows, and then straight up
>> launching it under mono on a different platform and expecting it to work.
> To REALLY get to the bottom line, just do this:
> You have installed the MDK on a mac. Now copy all your app's exe and dll files (and any other necessary files) to some directory on your mac, and simply launch:
>    mono yourapp.exe
> If it runs, kudos to you. You either have a trivial app, or you've disproven what I said above.
> If it doesn't run, then there's no escaping the fact, that additional testing & development would be necessary to make it run.

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