[Mono-winforms-list] WinForms On Linux

Sanford Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Mon May 7 13:57:12 EDT 2007

In addition to everything Dan said... It might help you to run MoMA on
your app in Windows:


This will help you determine ahead of time what potential problems you
might have when running your app on Mono in Linux.


On 5/3/07, Denis B <denis.barnard at iesystems.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> To introduce myself quickly, I am lead of a small development team of
> engineering software. The application is client/server written in VB.Net and
> MSSQL. I am looking at the feasibility of supporting linux and thought I
> would take a look at how useable Mono is. I am a relative linux newb. I am
> not really fussed about missing VB specific features in Mono because they
> can be recoded easily however I have a heavy reliance on WinForms and GDI+.
> I have recently installed Feisty Ubuntu and installed Mono/MonoDevelop from
> the package manager on my home machine to have a play and havent got very
> far.
> Windows.Forms is part of a standard Mono installation. I cant see how to
> reference and/or use it.
> I have been occasionally checking http://www.mono-project.com/ over quite a
> long time.
> http://www.mono-project.com/WinForms provides some background info, nothing
> of any use really. The development weblog it references was last updated Feb
> 06.
> I am happy using the latest stable release so I hope I dont have to compile
> my own version.
> Is there a simple way of getting up and running with WinForms? Is there a
> decent way to develop WinForms in Linux or would I be better off staying in
> Windows and using Visual Studio (and then trying to compile under Mono and
> run results on Linux)? If there are any other website with information
> please point me in the right direction, I have tried the mono website,
> mailing list, various blogs, Wikipedia and whatever Google has thrown up to
> try and find my way.
> Thanks,
> Denis
> Maser, Dan wrote:
> >
> >    Yes, it does work.  Naturally if you do something (just as an
> > example) that calls into the Win32 api directly you'll have to make some
> > changes to your code to let it do the equiv on linux.   All the steps
> > are on the mono web site.  If you have a more specific question about an
> > error your getting then perhaps this mailing list might be a good place
> > to start.   But for general steps on how to start:
> >
> > 1. Read as much of the http://www.mono-project.com/ web site as you can.
> > 2. Pay close attention to http://www.mono-project.com/Compiling_Mono and
> > http://www.mono-project.com/FAQ:_Winforms
> >
> >
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