[MonoDevelop] First mono project questions

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 16:46:41 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Chris Jackson <root.operator at gmail.com> wrote:

Firstly, this isn't really the right list for this message --
mono-list would better. This list's for the IDE, MonoDevelop, and most
people here use GTK# instead of System.Windows.Forms, so won't be able
to answer your questions in detail.

That said, I'll take a stab at answering a few of them.

> Im moving over a vb.net windows application over to the Linux side and im
> using mono for the development environment.

Did you try the compiled VB binaries on Mono and/or scan them with MoMA?

> After getting into the task - i noticed that there are some features in
> vb.net (windows) that i dont see in the c# side  in mono.

What do you mean? Few (if any) .NET and mono features are language-specific.

> Im using c# because the solution didnt easly work over on the mono side.

We do have a VB 8 compiler too...

> Ok - can you offer advice on the following:
> vb.net win has a CheckedListBox control where checkboxes are easly added -
> all i see on mono side is the plain checkbox.
> Combobox - on vb.net win - i can stuff other objects into the control for
> storrage - is this possible with the mono ComboBox?
> On my form i need to add an animated gif - so on mono i use the Image widget
> but the animation dont run. What can i do for the animation?
> On the vb.net win side - for data - there is things like DataGridView and
> DataSets - are there comparable techniques in mono?

Mono implements System.Windows.Forms, so (almost) all the things you
can do on with it Windows should work just fine on Mono. Same goes for
the System.Data APIs.

It's possible that animated GIFs aren't supported by mono's drawing
backend though. You could check for existing bug report and file a bug
if necessary..

Michael Hutchinson

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