[Gtk-sharp-list] Alternative for gtkhtml-sharp?

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Mon Jul 27 10:00:32 EDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 13:46 +0200, Jacek Rużyczka wrote:
> I have already written about some trouble I'm encountering with the Gtk# HTML 
> widget when it comes to running on MS Windows Vista & Windows 7. Somewhere 
> <http://www.mono-project.com/using/relnotes/gtk-sharp-1.0.html> I read that 
> gtkhtml-sharp (at least in ver. 1.0...I am using gtkhtml314-
> sharp-2.24.0-14.13) was not supported on MS Windows (but why did it run with 
> Mono 1.2.4 on WinVista...?).
> So I have the following question: Is there any alternative HTML rendering / 
> viewing widget I can use in my Gtk# app?

Yes, but I don't know how portable they are to Windows either.

Alternate choices include Mono.WebBrowser (found in Mono.WebBrowser.dll)
and WebKit.  The C# bindings for WebKit can be found at:


I would imagine that Mono.WebBrowser will be the most capable
cross-platform renderer, as it's the basis for
System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser, so it should run everywhere WebBrowser

 - Jon

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