[Gtk-sharp-list] Databinding in Gtk#

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Sat Dec 8 15:38:46 EST 2007

> It's certainly possible, yes. There will be downsides for other
> programming languages that don't have this syntactic sugar, including
> C# on the 1.1 profile -- the code'll start to look like a GTK#/GTK+
> hybrid ;-)

I for one, welcome our C# 3.0 overlords.

> For a start, GLib.Object.Data is deprecated. You'd probably have to do
> some ugly hacks to associate data with the objects. Secondly, it would
> be an awful lot harder to support the controls in Stetic. Thirdly, we
> won't have Code Completion for extension methods until well after the
> 1.0 MonoDevelop release.

There must be something like Data somewhere;   And the MonoDevelop
support is not really a problem.

The stetic support would be a problem though, so I think that pretty
much kills the idea.


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