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Submitted by Ah-Pook, The Destroyer 2003-12-20 .NET 23 Comments
These controls are .NET controls… they should work also with any other .NET language…. C#, J#, Delphi8…..
I think I’ll pass.
I’m surprise ComponentOne is still around. I remember them from my VB days.
Reading comprehension is not a requirement apparently for some coders these days! The kit is FREE to download!!! Jesus people!!
I downloaded it a little while back, and I must say it is pretty neat. It has lots of code samples and quick start guides for people getting started in VB.NET. As mentioned here (and at the MS website) the controls would also work with other .NET languages.
I found something I needed pretty handy already (a little sample about writing to the Event Log using .NET methods). It was quite a bit more direct than the MSDN help.
Where’s the catch?
“Where’s the catch?”
The catch is eternal damnation j/k
Well I just started to learn how to program. Right now im doing some scripting in PERL and a little bit of java. Free devolopment tools are always a good thing. Too bad im on linux and I cant try them out
Does anyone know what the difference between .NET and the MONO project are? The only thing I know is that MONO is cross-platform and .NET is windows exclusive.
oes anyone know what the difference between .NET and the MONO project are?
Mono is an implementation of .NET for Unix/Linux.
There’s no way in hell you’re getting ComponentOne Studio Enterprise for free with this … there’s gotta be a catch somewhere.
Would I still be able to use MONO in Windows?
Would I still be able to use MONO in Windows?
I don’t think so, but I don’t think you’d want to eitehr .. that would be like asking “Can I use Wine in Windows?”
I do believe that for Windows, you can download the .NET SDK and a C# compiler for free. But if you’re really interested in cross-development coding, I’m not sure that Java wouldn’t be a better choice, as Mono doesn’t have all of .NET’s capabilities, and will probably always be playing catch-up.
I meant, cross-platform coding
“Would I still be able to use MONO in Windows?”
Yes, mono works on windows. I guess the advantage would be a crossplatform Forms package, DB package and ServerPages package.
Question 51: What operating systems does Mono run on?
Mono is known to run on Linux, Unix and Windows systems.
Oh ok. Thanx for the quick response!
thanx for the link.
For the record (my small take) I would buy a copy of Visual C# 2003 or Visual Basic .NET 2003 ‘Deluxe Learning Edition’ if I were looking at getting a start .NET programming. They come with the ‘Std.’ version of Visual Studio for either langauge and a simple book for about $75. Not cheap, but worth it.
You don’t get free updates (and they seem to be more than just bug fixes) for a year, renewal pricing, or support.
If they can suck you into using them in production code where you start running into any limitations, then you look and see that these limitations have been fixed in the next quarterly release, you will be much more likely to become a subscriber.
MS could also be subsidizing the cost of the controls to use them as an incentive to get VB programmers to move up to .NET sooner rather than later, or to fill in a gap until Whidbey ships next year with (hopefully) improved standard controls (like a decent DataGrid).
“You don’t get free updates (and they seem to be more than just bug fixes) for a year, renewal pricing, or support.”
Link? I couldn’t find this anywhere. Where does it say this?
So the goal of the Mono project is to be able to run any .NET program via mono.
As long as the program use standard api etc. And don’t rely on the os to much… ie there are no ‘c:lah’ in *nix etc.
Especially at the bottom.
There is a discount for subscribers coming from this free version though.
And thanks for reminding me to grab my one free update to Q3 2003
(q4 2003 is already out too)
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This is the actual link you mean…
Still a very good deal – you automatically get $300 off the regular yearly subscription price of $900 if you choose to subscribe, plus free PocketPC (“Mobile”) versions of the controls that normally sell for $800…
Note that the control package includes ActiveX, ASP.NET and .NET versions of all of the controls so they can be used with virtually any existing Windows development environment out there (incl. Delphi, WebMatrix, etc.).