Mono for Windows is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross-platform applications part of the .NET Foundation. Sponsored by Microsoft, Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community is helping position the tool to become the leading choice for the development of cross-platform applications. The app has support for both 32 and 64 bit systems on a number of architectures as well as a number of operating systems.
After you get the program installed, it’s probably a good idea to run a quick Hello World program to make sure everything is set up properly. That way you’ll know that your Mono 32 bit is working before you try writing or running a more complex application. The Mono project focuses on compilers and runtime libraries and does not directly provide an IDE. Developers must choose from a series of available tools the one best suited for them. MonoDevelop is a Mono/C# Integrated Development Environment for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It parses your C# and VB programs as you type them and is able to provide contextual completion of methods.
Features and Highlights
- Based on the ECMA/ISO standards
- It can run .NET, Java, Python, and more.
- Open Source, Free Software.
- Commercially supported.
- Comprehensive technology coverage.
Note: To build Mono on Windows, a Cygwin setup is required. You’ll also need Visual Studio 2015 or Visual Studio 2015 Build Tools for command-line builds. Visual Studio 2017 is also supported.
Also Available: Download Mono for Mac