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ultimatetechie
February 3rd, 2013, 08:39 AM
Is there a way for me to run a Windows™ Visual Basic (VB.NET) program on Linux? Wineskin (for mac) and WINE (for Linux) both don't do this out of the box - is there some sort of hack or patch I can use?

RealmEleven
February 7th, 2013, 09:24 AM
I recall that the .NET Framework does not ship with VB.NET application packages. So, VB.NET applications are not likely to work on Wine (e.g. without the .NET interpreter or "JIT compiler") unless you install the applicable .NET framework in Wine - which you can download from Microsoft's website.
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This is not saying that this approach will work but that without the .NET Framework installed, I don't see how uncompiled, interpreted applications made in VB7 and above will work with Wine.
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But I think that it's always worth rolling the dice to see if something like this might work...

Mark Phelps
February 7th, 2013, 06:02 PM
According the the WineHQ page below, all the recent versions of .NET have really poor ratings -- indicating that trying to run anything that depends on .NET is likely to fail:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=2586

Zteam
February 8th, 2013, 05:40 PM
The Best way to deal with this is to install winetricks and then run winetricks from a terminal and install dot.net from there (this would require you have to a Windows license)

RealmEleven
February 9th, 2013, 10:59 AM
I also noticed that there is also an extra package, called Mono, which takes care of some of the .NET functionality on Wine...