[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created programs

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Fri Oct 9 06:42:27 EDT 2009

No. You need MonoDevelop to compile the sources, if you want to.
If you just want to run the exe, you don't need MonoDevelop. You directly
run it with Mono.

In other words, if you can't manage to run your exe, either you're not
trying to run it properly (how do you do it?), or your application does
something that is not supported by Mono (trying to retrieve the exception
messages could help, like using the --debug flag or something).

Brian Smart wrote:
> 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.
> -- 
> Michael Hutchinson
> http://mjhutchinson.com
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