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

Daniel Morgan danmorg@sc.rr.com
Thu, 28 Nov 2002 22:09:36 -0500

What do you mean by "trusted"?

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 don't know how to go about it.  Any ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: mkestner@speakeasy.net [mailto:mkestner@speakeasy.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 9:42 PM
To: Daniel Morgan
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Subject: Re: [Gtk-sharp-list] Future Direction of GTK#


Making the library "trusted" is another big project that we need to address.

> Should it have a model similar to
> System.Windows.Forms and/or
> System.Web.UI.WebControls? If so, what would
> this model look like?

Not sure what you are getting at here, but I think Gtk# already "feels" a
lot like S.W.F programming, except with much better layout semantics.  There
are no doubt substantial holes in complex widget availability, but those
should be fillable easily once subclassing is easier in Gtk#.