[Mono-winforms-list] Port winform .NET 4.0 app to Mac OSX

GCHQ DNottingham at HASoftware.net
Mon Sep 19 10:38:50 EDT 2011

Hi there

I have a winform .NET 4.0 application that I would like to port to Mac OSX. 

The app is deployed to windows using ClickOnce, uses a backend WebService as
it's data source and quite extensive use of the built in WebBrowser. The
project contains about 200k LOC

1. Is it possible to port an existing winform application to OSX?

2. If so would WebService, WebBrowser and other native Windows items cause a

3. Is there a step by step guide available?

I did try opening one of our own smaller in-house utilities (also uses
WebService) in Mono, but it throws a build error when run


error RG0000: Type System.Drawing.Point, System.Drawing, Version=,
Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a in the data at line 120,
position 4 cannot be located. Line 122, position 5./

 - but runs without any problem in VS2010.

I did post a similiar message in asp.NET - for some reason read it as
VB.NET!! Sorry


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