[Gtk-sharp-list] Installing Gtk# on Windows

Alexy Khrabrov deliverable at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 15:20:04 EST 2008

Brad -- thx!  I also did run

gacutil -i gtk-sharp.dll

-- but when referring to it from F#, it couldn't find it.  Is it  


On Nov 19, 2008, at 3:05 PM, Brad Taylor wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 20:58 +0100, Christian Hoff wrote:
>> Alexy Khrabrov schrieb:
>>> Christian -- thanks, that worked!
>>> So now I can reference glib-sharp.dll and gtk-sharp.dll from F#
>>> directly, and if glue DLLs are on the path, things run fine.  What I
>>> wonder is, there's much extra files around each DLL, with .config  
>>> and
>>> whatnot.  Do any of the extra files help VS, and then how should I  
>>> try
>>> to preserve that info?
>> No, these files are not related to Visual Studio; they are needed for
>> automake. The Medsphere installer seems to add a project type to VS  
>> via
>> a registry hack, but no idea how they do it. You will have to look at
>> the code in their SVN repository to find it out.
> The old Medsphere installers (that were based upon Paco Martinez's
> wonderful work) added a template file so that you could easily start a
> Gtk# project, but Medsphere doesn't distribute those anymore.  If you
> wanted to do that, I'm sure you could find a tutorial online  
> somewhere.
> To be able to add gtk-sharp and friends as references in Visual  
> Studio,
> current installers do the following:
>          <RegistryKey Root="HKLM" Action="createAndRemoveOnUninstall"
>                       Key="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.1
> \AssemblyFolders\glib-sharp">
>            <RegistryValue Type="string"  
> Value="[MergeRedirectFolder]lib
> \gtk-sharp-2.0\glib" />
>          </RegistryKey>
> which, in WiX-speak, creates a registry key in HKeyLocalMachine 
> \Microsoft\VisualStudio\$(VERSION)\AssemblyFolders\$(DLL) with the  
> path
> to where the DLLs live.  This should be really easy to do by hand.
> Hope this helps.
> -Brad

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