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    littleguru

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    i think there are 2 reasons why MS is porting only CLR to Mac, one is marketing and other is because CLR is easier to port than Windows.Forms?


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    Most of the BCL should be ported easily. ADO.NET, ASP.NET and WinForms would be more compelx... ADO.NET means that each db vendor needs to write a manage provider for their mac database. WinForms relies heavily on the Win32 API. But the complete WPF would be also quite some work: it heavily relies on DirectX.

    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    Windows.Forms has mostly already been ported to Mono.


    They couldn't take the Mono code, because that would make the whole thing open source, wouldn't it?