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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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B.4. Microsoft-Compatible Mono Development Tools

In addition to the managed compilers, Mono ships with various development tools that are functionally equivalent to tools found in the Microsoft .NET SDK (some of which are identically named). Table B-3 enumerates the mappings between some of the commonly used Mono/Microsoft .NET utilities.

Table B.3. Mono Command-Line Tools and Their Microsoft .NET Counterparts
Mono UtilityMicrosoft .NET UtilityMeaning in Life
alal.exeManipulates assembly manifests and builds multifile assemblies (among other things).
gacutilgacutil.exeInteracts with the GAC.
mono when run with the -aot option as a startup parameter to the executing assemblyngen.exePerforms a precompilation of an assembly's CIL code.
wsdlwsdl.exe ...

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