[Gtk-sharp-list] gtk-sharp theory

László Monda mondalaci at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 11:44:29 EST 2006

Hey Buddy,

On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 12:08 -0600, Buddy Lindsey wrote:
> I was curios is there anything that I can read on some theory on how
> you should layout programs using gtk-sharp?  
> since I am new to software development I am not entirely sure how, or
> what, to do on design of forms and such.  I want them to look coherent
> and nice without useing glade. 
> Is there something I can read on it or can some of you developers that
> have been around the block give me some insight?  Also some help with
> general how to do layout stuff in Gtk-sharp would be great.  I have
> been playing with it, but sometimes I am disconnected from the
> internet for hours so i can't check much documentation because I am
> using windows. BTW I am working on converting to linux full time, but
> it is moving slow.

GNOME developers generally layout their GUI according to the GNOME Human
Interface Guidelines.

You can find it at:


In this document you'll find dozens of good advices related to designing
your GUI.

Speaking of Glade, I think it's a really good idea using it.
Constructing you GUI using pure Gtk# without Glade can be a serious
pain.  Since there are not high-level widgets that automatically comply
to the GNOME HIG, using Glade is always a good idea in my opinion.


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