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PHANTOM X
July 15th, 2010, 06:03 AM
Is it possible to run .net programs on Ubuntu? I program in VB.net, but want to fully move to Ubuntu and want to know if Visual Studio can be supported.

Junkieman
July 15th, 2010, 08:42 AM
Hi Phantom!

Yes the Mono Project (http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page) is what you are looking for, the site has more info about developing on it, and what is supported. :popcorn:

It's for C# at the moment, there is prelim VB support (http://www.mono-project.com/VisualBasic.NET_support) too.

PHANTOM X
July 15th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Thanks.:) How do I start the setup process for Visual Studio?

PaulM1985
July 15th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Rather than using Visual Studio you would probably want to use Monodevelop. It is available in the repository and is pretty good for development offering similar features to Visual Studio (autocompletion etc). Solutions in VS can be opened in Monodevelop and visa versa.

Paul

Junkieman
July 15th, 2010, 02:47 PM
PaulM is right, I wouldn't even try running VS in WINE.

It might be a good time to learn C# as it's the primary developed language in Mono. All .Net languages compile to MSIL anyway, regardless of the syntax/language used :D

PHANTOM X
July 15th, 2010, 08:10 PM
Well, I'll just keep windows on my spare computer. Then maybe switch over later.;) Thanks.:)

Junkieman
July 19th, 2010, 09:08 AM
Another option is to run a virtual machine for your development environment, I do this and it works great :)