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Assemblies

Xamarin.Mac applications use a system Mono.  While Mono ships with many libraries and libraries, only a hanful of these are supported by Xamarin for building native user experiences.   The detailed list of these is listed below.   Some important omissions include System.EnterpriseServices, the ASP.NET stack and Windows.Forms among others.

This is a list of the assemblies supported by Xamarin for your Xamarin.Mac applications

Assembly Added API Compatibility
Mono.CompilerServices.SymbolWriter.dll 1.0 For compiler writers.
Mono.Data.Sqlite.dll 1.2 ADO.NET provider for SQLite; see limitations.
Mono.Data.Tds.dll 1.2 TDS Protocol support; used for System.Data.SqlClient support within System.Data.
Mono.Security.dll 1.0 Cryptographic APIs.
monotouch.dll 1.0 This assembly contains the C# binding to the CocoaTouch API.
mscorlib.dll 1.0 Silverlight
OpenTK.dll 1.0 The OpenGL/OpenAL object oriented APIs, extended to provide iPhone device support.
System.dll 1.0

Silverlight, plus types from the following namespaces:

  • System.Collections.Specialized
  • System.ComponentModel
  • System.ComponentModel.Design
  • System.Diagnostics
  • System.IO.Compression
  • System.Net
  • System.Net.Cache
  • System.Net.Mail
  • System.Net.Mime
  • System.Net.NetworkInformation
  • System.Net.Security
  • System.Net.Sockets
  • System.Security.Authentication
  • System.Security.Cryptography
  • System.Timers
System.Core.dll 1.0 Silverlight
System.Data.dll 1.2 .NET 3.5 , with some functionality removed.
System.Data.Service.Client.dll 3.x Full oData client.
System.Drawing 1.0 System.Drawing API
System.Json.dll 1.1 Silverlight
System.Runtime.Serialization.dll ? Silverlight
System.ServiceModel.dll 1.1 WCF stack as present in Silverlight
System.ServiceModel.Web.dll ? Silverlight, plus types from the following namespaces:

 

  • System
  • System.ServiceModel.Channels
  • System.ServiceModel.Description
  • System.ServiceModel.Web
System.Transactions.dll 1.2 .NET 3.5; part of System.Data support.
System.Web.Services 1.1 Basic Web services from the .NET 3.5 profile, with the server features removed.
System.Xml.dll 1.0 .NET 3.5
System.Xml.Linq.dll 1.0 .NET 3.5