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Does Visual Studio Apps Work On Linux?

Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:12 PM

I was wondering if VisualStudio Apps / Windows Forms Applications will run on Linux. I wasn't sure because they are called Windows Forms Application. If not is there a way they can be converted to Linux Apps.

Also do they work on Mac?
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Re: Does Visual Studio Apps Work On Linux?

Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:01 AM

They do not work on Linux as compiled executables - you would need to recompile them on the system itself. Also, if you have any platform dependent libraries, that recompile would not succeed. Much of what you refer to as Windows Forms is platform dependent, so would not work. you would need to replace the platform dependent libraries and techniques with something available to a Linux system (there are several choices).
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Re: Does Visual Studio Apps Work On Linux?

Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:07 AM

http://www.mono-project.com
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Re: Does Visual Studio Apps Work On Linux?

Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:19 AM

Good point - but Mono is meant to help with .NET frameworked projects. Many apps can be built in Visual Studio that do not use the .NET framework at all.
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Re: Does Visual Studio Apps Work On Linux?

Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:56 AM

View PostAmadeus, on 25 Aug, 2008 - 08:19 AM, said:

Good point - but Mono is meant to help with .NET frameworked projects. Many apps can be built in Visual Studio that do not use the .NET framework at all.


Of course not every Visual Studio project can run on Mono. But if you want to be able to write "Windows Forms Applications" in Visual Studio and have them work on other operating systems, a .NET project that will run on Mono is the only way to go.
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Re: Does Visual Studio Apps Work On Linux?

Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:15 AM

Well I guess that's good news because I am writing in C#.NET
Thanks for your help.
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