[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created programs

Lluis Sanchez Gual lluis at novell.com
Fri Oct 9 06:06:04 EDT 2009

I didn't say you need to have MonoDevelop installed on Linux. You need
to have Mono. MonoDevelop is an IDE (just like Visual Studio). Mono is
the runtime (just like Microsoft .NET). To run an application you only
need the runtime.

El dv 09 de 10 de 2009 a les 10:44 +0100, en/na Brian Smart va escriure:
> Hello Michael,
> Now I am more confused! As I understand from Lluis, I need to have a copy of
> MonoDevelop installed on a Linux m/c to be able to run an exe file created
> on a Windows m/c with VB2005.
> The simple program I created and checked with MoMA (and found no problems)
> will not run on a Linux m/c by just copying the exe file to the Linux m/c.
> Or at least I can't make it run.
> Am I still missing something?
> Regards
> Brian Smart
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Hutchinson [mailto:m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com] 
> Sent: 08 October 2009 20:59
> To: Brian Smart
> Cc: lluis at novell.com; monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created
> programs
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Brian Smart
> <brian.smart at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hello Lluis,
> > Thanks for the info, I now understand. It has raised another point, I
> wanted to be able to create a program using my VB2005 programs that will run
> natively on Linux. I am beginning to think that is not possible.
> >
> > If I go back to my original thoughts, I was hoping that I could create
> Linux programs using a combination of VB2005 and MonoDevelop.
> I really don't see what the problem is.
> You can use VB.NET 2005 to create Mono-compatible apps using *either*
> Visual Studio or MonoDevelop, or both.
> The compiled binaries, i.e. the exe and dll files, can be used on both
> Mono and on .NET. You do not need to recompile. Mono is
> binary-compatible with .NET.
> However, your *code* may be doing things that are not Linux/Mac
> compatible, e.g. using "\" for paths, or expecting filename to be
> case-insensitive, or using APIs that have not been implemented in
> Mono. This is why we recommend you scan the exe with MoMA, because it
> can find many such compatibility problems
> MD has the disadvantage that you would not have VB code completion,
> but it can run on Linux and Mac as well and Windows. It can open/save
> the same project format that VS does, so nothing's stopping you from
> using both on the same projects.

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