Thursday, March 10, 2005

Running Mono Windows Forms in Visual Studio

Okay, though most of you won't think it is cool, I do. I got Mono's Windows Forms code from Subversion and have started to play around with it. What I didn't know was that some of the code was already setup to run in Visual Studio. One of the windows forms developers (kangaroo on IRC) was nice enough to point this out.

According to kanga, there is a script that will update the project files for running in VS. Instead, I just opened the solution and added the files that weren't already in the project. Anyway, it seems to work. Hopefully not running the script won't cause me problems later...

Anyway, this is really cool. This will allow me to use my Windows Forms stuff on Mac. Cross-platform development, baby. And, speaking of, I have now successfully run one of my winform programs on my Mac. There is still a lot of work to do to get all the winform stuff ready for primetime, but it is already starting to be functional. Woohoo!


At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You didn't mention how to do it though :).. I'm trying to develop a Mono app in Windows that will run in Linux. I don't want to develop in Linux cause I only have it installed on a virtual machine and it's too slow for development.

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Eric Sowell said...

You're right. Maybe I'll post on that later. If you want more information, though, you can email me directly. I don't mind.


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