Mono

Mono

Mono

Mono is an cross-platform and open source implementation of the .NET framework that was started independently in 2001. The technology was originally developed by Ximian, which was acquired by Novell, then at Novell, then at Xamarin and now Microsoft.

Mono provides a complete SDK (compiler, runtimes, libraries) to develop .NET applications on a wide range of platforms. It is most commonly used as a .NET runtime that supports the .NET desktop API profile, as well as an embeddable runtime that is used to power mobile platforms (Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.tvOS, Xamarin.Mac, Xamarin.watchOS) and gaming consoles.

Mono is part of the .NET Foundation and Microsoft supports it as part of the Xamarin commercial offerings. Additionally, the Mono project has an active and enthusiastic community.

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