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Monday, October 06, 2008

Mono 2!

Mono 2 has been released!

Here are my highlights from Mono's highlights:


Microsoft Compatible APIs

  • ADO.NET 2.0 API for accessing databases.
  • ASP.NET 2.0 API for developing Web-based applications.
  • Windows.Forms 2.0 API to create desktop applications.
  • System.XML 2.0: An API to manipulate XML documents.
  • System.Core: Provides support for the Language Integrated Query (LINQ).
  • System.Xml.Linq: Provides a LINQ provider for XML.
  • System.Drawing 2.0 API: A portable graphics rendering API.



  • C# 3.0 compiler implementation, with full support for LINQ.


Windows.Forms: New Controls

  • ToolStrip and MenuStrip
  • DataGridView
  • WebBrowser (based on Gecko!)
  • TableLayoutPanel
  • FlowLayoutPanel
  • SplitContainer


Pretty cool. Can't wait to get it on my Mac OS - hopefully I can get Windows.Forms to work there, Apple has broken Mono's Windows.Forms on 10.5. Let's see if can get back to writing cross-platform Windows.Forms apps again :)

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