[Gtk-sharp-list] Integrating GTK# classes/namespaces into MS Visual Studio .NET

richard_staff@bankone.com richard_staff@bankone.com
Tue, 20 Apr 2004 15:07:40 -0400

I had to drop several lib---.dll's into C:\WINNT\system32, and several
*sharp*.dll's into the PublicAssemblies folder before I could compile and
attempt a run.
An error message box popped up with the following title: "GtkButton - Entry
Point Not Found".  The detailed error message in the popup was "The
procedure libiconv_set_relocation_prefix could not be located in the
dynamic link library iconv.dll."
iconv.dll is an already existing .NET Framework DLL, and I definitely do
not want to replace it with GTK's thru a dumb drag-n-drop move on my
Here is the source for GtkButton.cs from "Mono Kick Start" by Hans-Jurgens
Schonig & Ewald Geschwinde, page 238.
using Gtk;
using GtkSharp;
using System;
using System.Drawing;

public class MyButton
  public static void Main(string[] args)
    Window win = new Window("My first button");
    win.DefaultSize = new Size(200, 200);
    Button btn = new Button("Click");
Suggestions?  Rick  :-(
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Ben Maurer said:
> On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 23:42, richard_staff@bankone.com wrote:
>> 3.) Should I just stick with MS's C# and the MS Visual Studio
>> .NET for learning, and avoid mono like a disease?  ;-)
> Well, Visual Studio.NET is a very good way to start off with the .NET
> technologies. However, there is no reason you cant use gtk# at the same
> time.

You can use GTK# under the MS runtime just fine. I've found this works
really well on a VS.net machine as it allows you to use VS.net for your
GTK# development (intellisense, etc.) and debugging. You can even grab a
win32 copy of glade and use it for interface design. I've spent a few
hours attempting to make a GTK# interface designer addin for Visual
Studio, but I haven't made much progress - it's not as usable as glade,
but glade works pretty slick. :)

If you have any questions about GTK# under vs.net, send me a message.
There are a few gotchas you might find yourself working around.

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