[Gtk-sharp-list] Native Window Handles

Christian Hoff christian_hoff at gmx.net
Sun Feb 15 13:41:36 EST 2009

You could use gdk_win32_hdc_get. See the gtkdotnet/Graphics.cs file in
the Gtk# repository for a small usecase.

You might also want to look into the Gtk# OpenGL widget:


Justin Holewinski wrote:
> Using gtk-sharp, is it possible to obtain the native window handle of 
> a widget (e.g., HWND on Windows)?  In other words, is there an 
> equivalent to Form.Handle from WinForms?
> I am developing a 3D graphics application and need this handle to 
> create a Direct3D context on Windows and OpenGL contexts on Windows/Linux.
> Thanks!
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