Mono (64-bit)

Mono for Windows 64bit is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications part of the .NET Foundation. Sponsored by Microsoft, Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community is helping position Mono to become the leading choice for development of cross platform applications. Mono has support for both 32 and 64 bit systems on a number of architectures as well as a number of operating systems.

After you get Mono installed, it’s probably a good idea to run a quick Hello World program to make sure everything is set up properly. That way you’ll know that your Mono 64 bit is working before you try writing or running a more complex application. The Mono project focuses on compilers and runtime libraries and does not directly provide an IDE. Developers must choose from a series of available tools the one best suited for them. MonoDevelop is a Mono/C# Integrated Development Environment for Windows, Linux and macOS. It parses your C# and VB programs as you type them and is able to provide contextual completion of methods.

Mono Features:

  • Multi-platform
  • Based on the ECMA/ISO standards
  • Can run .NET, Java, Python and more.
  • Open Source, Free Software.
  • Commercially supported.
  • Comprehensive technology coverage.

Note: To build Mono on Windows, a Cygwin setup is required. You’ll also need Visual Studio 2015 or Visual Studio 2015 Build Tools for command line builds. Visual Studio 2017 is also supported.

Also Available: Download Mono for Mac