[Gtk-sharp-list] MDI support?

Rachel Hestilow hestilow@ximian.com
22 Nov 2002 14:12:57 -0600

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Development on the Gtk+ version of SWF has effectively stopped. SWF is
not a very good abstraction over the native windows APIs, so it would
have been very very difficult to ever get a working version. Instead,
development is progressing nicely on an implementation of SWF using
WINElib. which is a free implementation of the win32 APIs. You can find
more info at http://www.go-mono.org/winforms.html .

Incidentally, if the Gtk+ version *were* still be developed, I can't
think of any technical reason why WiW (window-in-window) MDI would have
to be excluded. One could still write a custom widget (either directly
in C#, or using Gtk#) to do WiW MDI. It would probably be a non-trivial
hack though.

-- Rachel

On Fri, 2002-11-22 at 13:09, Joe Mozelesky wrote:
> From what I understand Gtk+ does not support MDI in the MS Windows sense
> of the term.  But Windows.Forms does have support for this type of
> interface.
> If Windows.Forms will be implemented using Gtk, should I avoid MDI when
> writing an app, or will MDI support in the Windows sense ever be added?=20
> In other words, how will the case of a Windows.Forms MDI app be handled
> on Mono+Gtksharp implementation of Windows.Forms?
> Thanks,
> Joe

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