[Gtk-sharp-list] gtk engines

Todd Berman tberman at off.net
Thu May 19 21:07:20 EDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-05-20 at 11:01 +1000, Greg Hamilton wrote:
> I've been reading about GTK-Wimp.
> http://gtk-wimp.sourceforge.net/
> It's a 'Windows impersonator' for GTK which has now been integrated into 
> GTK+ as the 'MS-Windows Engine'. The screenshots show GTK apps under 
> Windows which look like native Windows apps. The fonts, colours and 
> widgets are all spot on.
> Gtk-sharp apps running in Windows don't look like native apps at the 
> moment. I don't know anything about GTK rendering engines. I wonder how 
> hard it would be to use this rendering engine with gtk-sharp in Windows.

With gtk+ 2.6, it is the default on win32, and ships with gtk+.

However, those sshots were mostly taken on winxp. To get a decent native
look you would have to use winxp. The win2k/etc look that you get from
the wimp theme is good, but not nearly as good as what you get with the
wimp (now msw) theme + winxp.


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