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Installing Mono Tools for Visual Studio


  • Windows XP, Vista, or 7, 32 or 64 bits
  • Visual Studio
    • 2008 SP1 Standard or Professional, or
    • 2010 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate

Download Mono Tools

Download the Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010 installer from the Mono Tools download page

Download Mono for Windows to Run/Debug Locally

Download Servers for Linux and Mac to Run/Debug Remotely


  • Use the openSUSE 1click from your existing Linux system:


Note: After installing on Linux, launch the “MonoTool GUI Server” from the application menu to start the server.



To debug applications on other systems running Mono 2.6.7 (or later), you may need to build your own copy of the MonoTools Server from the Mono Tools 2.0 Server sources.

Installing the Windows Software

  • Make sure all copies of Visual Studio are closed!
  • Double click the Windows installer (.msi or .vsix).
  • Follow the installer instructions.

Installing the Linux Server Component on openSUSE or SLE

  • Use the openSUSE 1click from your Linux system:


Everything should now be ready to go! Guides to using each feature are available from the Mono Tools homepage.