[Gtk-sharp-list] Future Direction of GTK#

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo@ximian.com
01 Dec 2002 02:11:04 +0100

On Sun, 2002-12-01 at 01:40, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
> > Basically, one feature in the model I would like to see is a generic data
> > binding infrastructure like System.Windows.Forms and
> > System.Web.UI.WebControls has.  For instance: a TextBox, ComboBox, DataList,
> > and a DataGrid can be binded to a data source.  The GTK# widget would
> > automagically update itself with data from the data source.  I created a
> > DataGrid for SQL# which uses classes and interfaces found in
> > System.ComponentModel as a way for data to bind to a widget magically
> > without any knowledge of the data source.
> I like this plan, it sounds like a set of very useful extensions.
> The disadvantage I see with doing this purely at the GnomeDb layer is
> that it wont work for different providers, so I rather have this use the
> .NET data source rather than relying on widgets from gnomedb.
yes, that's why one of the choices I suggested was to add a very thin
layer on gnome-db# that understands the System.Data classes but
underneath makes use of the already existent gnome-db widgets.

This would be just a matter of adding new methods to the existing
gnome-db# classes.

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@ximian.com>