IKVM.NET is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for the .NET and Mono runtimes. At a time when most people in the computer industry consider Java and .NET as mutually exclusive technologies, IKVM.NET stands in the unique position of bringing them together. Initially born out of frustration with the limitations of tools like JUMP and J#, IKVM.NET was created when Jeroen Frijters set out to create a way to migrate an existing Java database application to .NET.
IKVM.NET has gone through a variety of designs and name changes to emerge as a sophisticated collection of tools offering a variety of integration patterns between the Java and .NET languages and platforms. It is still under development but people have reported success in running sophisticated applications and tools including Eclipse, JmDNS, JGroups, Jetty (with a few changes), etc. See our [List_of_compatible_libraries].
There are two main ways of using IKVM.NET:
IKVM.NET provides the VM-related technologies for byte-code translation and verification, classloading, etc. It is dependent upon the OpenJDK project for implementations of the JDK libraries.
IKVM.NET is comprised by the different [Components].
You must have one of the following .NET frameworks installed: