[mono-vb] VBNC and .NET Framework

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 05:09:12 EDT 2008

You bundle "mono" because it is required by the application. But because 
it's bundled with your application you will not need a separate Mono 

For more information about creating bundles see "man mkbundle" and 


Ozzapoo wrote:
> Then will it require .NET/Mono if you 'bundle' mono with the application? If
> so, how do you do it?
> Kornél Pál wrote:
>>> Do VBNC-compiled binaries depend on the .NET Framework to work?
>> The short answer is yes, the same is true for C#. The long answer is 
>> that they need a runtime that can be Mono as well.
>> C# was designed for .NET Framework so it's runtime library is the Class 
>> Library (i.e. has no specific runtime library). All other languages 
>> usually have their own runtime libraries. VB.NET has 
>> Microsoft.VisaulBasic.dll and Mono has an open source implemenation of
>> that.
>> Depending on the deployment system you use you may need to install 
>> mono-basic (or equivalent) package but Mono supports VB.NET out of the
>> box.
>> Kornél
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