Mono project releases Visual Basic compiler

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Mono project announced today that it has developed a Visual Basic compiler that will enable software developers who use Microsoft Visual Basic to run their applications across multiple platforms without any modifications to the code.

The new Mono Visual Basic compiler allows developers to continue to code in their preferred Visual Basic/Visual Studio environment and compile and run that same code base on a variety of operating systems and architectures, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

As a result, developers and customers gain a powerful, flexible new tool to maximize the value of custom-developed software in their organizations.

The Mono Visual Studio compiler is available today as part of the current Mono build. Downloads and more information on Mono are available at http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page.

Mono, the open source development platform based on the .NET framework, allows developers to build Linux and cross-platform applications with improved developer productivity. Mono’s .NET implementation is based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure. Sponsored by Novell, the Mono project is used by developers worldwide to create cross-platform server and client applications.

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