IKVM.NET is an implementation of Java for Mono and the Microsoft .NET Framework. IKVM is free software, distributed under a permissive free software licence.
IKVM.NET includes the following components:
With IKVM.NET you can run compiled Java code (bytecode) directly on Microsoft .NET or Mono. The bytecode is converted on the fly to CIL and executed.
This is in contrast to J#. J# is a Java syntax on the .NET framework, whereas IKVM.NET is effectively a Java framework running on top of .NET's framework.
Jeroen Frijters is the main contributor to IKVM.NET. He is Technical Director of Sumatra Software, based in The Netherlands.
The "IKVM" portion of the name is a play on "JVM" in which the author "just took the two letters adjacent to the J".
As of June 2007OpenJDK as its class library.
, the machine supports Java 1.6. AWT and Swing are partially supported. IKVM uses
IKVM has very limited support for Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT). For this reason, it cannot run ImageJ and other apps that depend on AWT. Implementing AWT in IKVM.NET is a low priority.