[MonoDevelop] Stupid Noob Question: MonoDevelop VB .net

Lewis Balentine lewis at keywild.com
Sun May 14 18:00:02 UTC 2017

I have Linux Mint Mate 18.2. One of the things I like about Linux Mint 
is that using the package manager most applications have been test and 
work more or less as advertised .... Monodevelop (version 5.10) not so 
much. It does install but when I try to use VB to create "Hello Word" 
everything goes awry.

Problem one:
Error while trying to load the project 
Project does not support framework '.NETFramework,Version=v4.5'

So searching around a bit I found that I needed to edit line 10 of the 
to the Framework Version reference from 4.5 to 4.0
Then restart Monodelevop and reload the project

Joy, Joy, Joy ..... well not so much

Problem two: .Net 4.0 not installed

lewis at HP8460W ~ $ mono --version
Mono JIT compiler version 4.2.1 (Debian
Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. 
     TLS:           __thread
     SIGSEGV:       altstack
     Notifications: epoll
     Architecture:  amd64
     Disabled:      none
     Misc:          softdebug
     LLVM:          supported, not enabled.
     GC:            sgen

Changing the reference to "4.2.1" also gave a similar error.
Despite hours of searching I have NOT found any fix/patch/solution to 
this problem although I did find a number questions about it.

Does anyone have Monodevelop VB operating as expected ?
Is there any Linux Distribution that Monodevelop VB  does run on as 
expected ?

To be fair: Monodevelop C# does compile, debug and run "Hello World" as 

Back in the day I wrote a lot of VB6 code on Windows XP. I even wrote a 
couple of programs in VB .Net on Windows 7. Until VB works as expected, 
I have rate monodevelop as "not ready for prime time".   I am an old man 
but I have high hopes of seeing this change before I die.


Lewis Balentine
Houston, Texas

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