Detecting the use Mono CLR dynamically

While developing something that could be used on Mono on Windows, Mono on Unix and on Windows with Microsoft’s CLR, I needed to be sensitive to the environment but didn’t want to conditionally compile my code different. So I put together a quick class to help.. Below is the C# code with pics of it running on Windows/Mac…

using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace Gennard.Net
public class CLRUtils
private static readonly bool isMono= Type.GetType("Mono.Runtime") == null ? false : true;

private static readonly int eOSp = (int)Environment.OSVersion.Platform;
private static readonly bool isUnix = (eOSp == 4) || (eOSp == 128);

/* Class Properties */
public static bool IsMono { get { return isMono; } }
public static bool IsUnix { get { return isUnix; } }

public static void Main()
Console.WriteLine("Are we using Mono? : "+IsMono);
Console.WriteLine("Are we using Unix? : "+IsUnix);

The taste of the pudding mix.. is in the eating.. so lets see it working…

On Windows....

On the Mac, we get....

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