[MonoDevelop] It is possible to import ASP.NET project usin VB.NET????

Joe Audette joe_audette at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 11 09:05:06 EST 2006

Hi All,

I think the biggest things holding you back from working on web projects in MonoDevelop is
1. You are doing your project in VB.NET which is not as well supported on mono as C#
2. Currently it is not possible to debug web apps using the mono debugger because it is not yet aware of app domains I think.

It is still possible to work on a Web app in MonoDevelop if you convert the web app to a Class Library project in VS 2003 before you try to convert it to a MonoDevelop project.
See here for info about using class library projects for web development in VS 

As I posted previously in my blog
I am working on my mojoPortal (C#) project using VS 2003, but another developer on my team, Dean Brettle managed to convert/create a MonoDevelop project from the VS Solution/project. Not all that sure what he did but I thought he used a utility in MonoDevelop to do it.
So we both work on the project seemlessly even though I develop on Windows with VS and he develops on linux with MonoDevelop.
We use log4net to log a lot of debug info which helps overcome the lack of debugging.

I know there is also a project by Paco Martinez for creating make files from VS projects called prj2make-sharp
see his recent blog post here
download prj2make-sharp from here

I'm pretty sure it can create a MonoDevelop project from a VS project as well.

Hope it helps,


joe_audette [at] yahoo dotcom 

----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Hutchinson <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com>
To: ramit singh <singh.cse at gmail.com>
Cc: monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:00:56 AM
Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] It is possible to import ASP.NET project usin VB.NET????

On 11/01/06, ramit singh <singh.cse at gmail.com> wrote:
> hii,
>      i want to import an application on MONO. My aaplication contains
> ASP.NET using VB.Net. So how can i make Makefile using .vbproj file. In
> Prj2Make# GTK  only option is MCS/CSC.
> It is possible to import ASP.NET project usin VB.????

As I understand it, MonoDevelop has no support for Web Projects itself
yet, so importing any VS.NET *web* project, whether VB.NET or C#,
would be out of the question. However, there is a workaround.

You may find the information in

Mono's VB.NET CodeDOM support is incomplete, so it cannot yet process
VB.NET aspx files. But as long as *all* of your VB.NET code is in
codebehind files, you can compile the web application in Visual Studio
and use the dlls on Mono/Linux. Simply change the pages' code
generator to C# (<%@ Page Language="C#" %>). Although the pages are
compiled via C#, they will work fine with the VB codebehind dlls that
you compiled on Windows.

Also, could you please not post what is essentially the same question
to the list four times.

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