[MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop options for web mobile applications

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 19:45:41 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 3:47 PM, Alberto Chaves <albertocha at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just another newbie who has only used Windows for developing, and now
> I'm interesting on learning more about Linux, so I thought it is a good idea
> to start with Ubuntu, and now I'm ready to begin developing under a Linux
> environment and I found fascinating MonoDevelop because as you said on the
> web page it seems to be the best option for transition between WS and Linux
> and let me tell you I have not even started to write code but a question
> came to my mind:
> Is it possible to create mobile web sites with MonoDevelop?
> What I mean is that on Visual Studio .Net we have the "mobile Form" and the
> mobile controls and I want to know if there is anything similar on
> MonoDevelop or if maybe it is not necessary?

I don't think that *Mono* has the mobile web controls..

Note that MS has scaled these down a lot in 2.0, and it doesn't look
as if they'll be supporting them much going forwards. The tendency now
seems to be for phones to get the ability to read full web pages,
without needing special code emitted by the server.

IMO the best approach would be to use ASP.NET MVC. It's a bit harder
than webforms but you have full control over the HTML.

Michael Hutchinson

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