[Mono-osx] Failing to run WinForms hello.cs on OS X

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Fri Oct 3 11:30:04 UTC 2014

> From: mono-osx-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-osx-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of kai
> This actually solved the problem:
> I downloaded
> http://download.xamarin.com/studio/Mac/XamarinStudio-
> from
> http://monodevelop.com/download.  When I started the application, it
> downloaded updates, and once they were in, I was able to run my WinForms
> application.
> I conclude that there are bits missing in the default distribution of the
> MonoFramework MDK.

Ummm...  That's true, but misleading.  Whether you use mono mdk, or windows visual studio, of course it's incomplete because, there's an entire internet of libraries out there (just browse NuGet a little bit).  It is normal, and must be assumed, that only the base standard libraries are present in a default installation.  You always have to add on assemblies specific to your project -

In this case, it sounds like you were missing nuget (pkgconfig) so it wasn't downloading the winforms assembly for you.

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