[Gtk-sharp-list] Gtk# and .NET2.0 crashing all over the place

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 18:26:24 EDT 2007

On 3/18/07, Aaron Oxford <aaron at hardwarehookups.com.au> wrote:
> >Again, it sounds like I need to know the recommended setup. All I've
> >installed is the Gtk# 2.8.3 Installer for .NET1.1 SDK. I know that
> >there are several later versions of Gtk and Gdk available. At this

Have you seen the MedSphere release of GTK# 2.10 for Windows?

> >point I'm considering switching to developing with Mono if that
> >would help. Mind you, is it just me or are the docs really light on
> >again? Not having a *nix background, I'm not sure I'll be able to
> >get my head around using a command prompt compiler - how does one
> >add references, use a build file etc? I couldn't even find the name
> >of the compiler for about a day. Google obviously isn't showing me
> >some important site. :-(

The following are the resources I consult for GTK# development.
High-level overview:
GTK# tutorials and guides:
Official docs:

Also, the GTK+ docs can be helpful even if they are more difficult to
interpret:     http://gtk.org/api/ and http://gtk.org/tutorial/

On Linux you could of course use MonoDevelop with its fantastic GTK# designer.

> >Anyway, I'm getting really desperate - to the point where I'm
> >considering trying to write a Java UI or managed layer for FLTK or
> >something. Is there a Win32 Monodevelop in the works? At one point
> >last night I had to start the app four times before it would stay

There has been some work on it, but it's not a priority at all as
there are plenty of .NET IDEs for Win32. Anyhow, if GTK# is that
unstable on your machine it wouldn't be much good.

However, I'm sure GTK# is not generally this unstable on Windows.
Something must be up with your installation. Try a complete purge of
GTK# and GTK+, then try the MedSphere GTK# installer.

> >up. I'm prepared to go to fairly extreme lengths to fix this, so
> >even opinions or hints would be helpful. Anyone know any C++
> >libraries that compile under .NET 2.0?

C++/CLI won't run on Mono.

Michael Hutchinson

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