Is there currently a way to reference/PInvoke an existing .Net Framework 4.x.x (or Mono) assembly from a .Net Core application?
If not, is such a thing planned?
The only solution that I think might be feasible is to use Unmanaged Exports, but I haven’t tried it yet and would prefer to avoid it. Also, I eventually want to be able to use it on an ARM Linux machine, and I’m not sure if Unmanaged Exports were intended for use on that platform.
I tried adding a project reference from a .Net Framework 4.6.x project to a .Net Core 1.1 project in the same Visual Studio 2017 solution, but, while Visual Studio allowed me to add the reference, it resulted in the following compiler error:
error CS0012: The type ‘Object’ is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly ‘mscorlib, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089’.
I also tried using a portable class library and a .Net Standard class library as a bridge between the two, but neither one can seem to interop with the .Net Framework class library.
Anyone have any clever ideas?