Table of contents

    Getting Started

    What is Mono?
    Find out what Mono is and what it can help you do.

    Mono Basics
    Make sure Mono is installed correctly by compiling/running Hello World.

    Check Mono’s compatibility with Microsoft .NET.

    Working with Mono

    Mono for the Web

    Mono for the Desktop


    Apache and Mono
    Guide for setting up mod_mono to run on Apache.

    Nginx and Mono
    Guide for Nginx configuration to run ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC web applications.

    Porting ASP.Net Applications
    Guide to porting an ASP.Net application to run on Mono. Also see Walk through porting the ASP.NET MVC website.

    Writing a WebService
    Guide to creating a web service to run on Mono.

    Consuming a WebService
    How to consume a web service in your application.

    Connecting to Databases
    How to write code to communicate with various databases.

    GUI Toolkits
    A list with some of the GUI Toolkits known to run on Mono.

    Choosing a GUI Toolkit
    There are many GUI toolkits to choose from for Mono, this guide explains the pros and cons of each.

    Writing a Gtk# Application
    Tutorial that shows how to write a Gtk# application using MonoDevelop and its visual Gtk# designer.

    Porting Winforms Applications
    Guide to porting a Winforms application to run on Mono.

    Debugging Winforms Applications with VS
    Guide to setting up the Winforms project in your application solution to enable debugging in Visual Studio.

    API Reference
    Mono Documentation Library

    Portability Guidelines
    How to write your application to work on multiple platforms.

    Deployment Guidelines
    How to package and deploy your application to various platforms.

    HowTo Guides
    Short, specific guides for various topics.

    Detailed guide to using Mono.

    Need Help
    Some common questions.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Mono in Action

    Mono 1.0 was released in June 2004. Since then, Mono has been taken up as the platform of choice for many open-source and commercial projects. See Mono in action: