View Full Version : VB.net susbtitute?

October 1st, 2005, 11:30 AM

I need to program with VB.net (in Visual Studio) for school. Does anyone know a subsitute for that which I can use under Ubuntu? The syntax of the language should be the same. It should be possible, just some language on top of Xlib with the same syntax as VB.net... I don't feel like using window$...

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me.


October 1st, 2005, 12:14 PM


If you by the pro version you will have crossplatform ability :) is mac, lin and win

October 1st, 2005, 01:30 PM
Realbasic will not help you, as that more closely relates to VB 6 and not .NET

For Mono's implementation of VB.NET, check out http://www.go-mono.com/mbas.html

It doesn't seem like it's ready quite yet, but it will be soon enough.

Sadly, you will have to reboot into Windows (or run a virtual machine like VMWare) in order to code in VB.NET

October 1st, 2005, 06:19 PM
This link is a bit newer:


Update your bookmarks gentlehatemonger ;)

October 3rd, 2005, 02:20 PM
Looks nice, but I can't find a drag-and-drop mode where you can drag buttons, labels, text input fields, etc to a window... is that available in mono?

November 16th, 2005, 10:01 PM
I already noticed that those tools aren't implemented yet.

For now I'm using windows for those school tasks, but not with Visual Studio! I found a good free open source alternative (which uses the free .net runtime);sharp develop: http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/

It's a nice alternative while waiting for a linux version...

November 16th, 2005, 10:18 PM
These tools where available when Windows.Forms support for mono were complete.

It's a nice alternative while waiting for a linux version...

Try Monodevelop (http://www.monodevelop.org)

November 19th, 2005, 02:17 PM
I don't have much time to install from source now. I tried, but I got some packages missing which are not in my repositories. I'll have to compile some more stuff myself.

But are you sure there's a form designer impelemted now? I want to drag controls graphically to the window, and double-click controls to start write code for an action on a control... Can you post a screenshot please? I don't see such screenshots on the monodevelop website...