[Gtk-sharp-list] A question from a completely lost newcommer

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Mar 26 07:00:53 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-25 at 12:40 -0800, Rovainon wrote:
> My situation is this:
> I am attending a programming class at my local collage in C#, and I do of
> course want to use Open Source to do this since I believe that is where my
> future lies. But I'm having trouble with the easiest of things when it comes
> to gtk# since it is not at all like WinForms. And since there seems to be no
> graphical designer for WinForms in MonoDevelop I'm pritty much bound to use
> gtk#. I have nothing against gtk#, it is only that I don't know it and
> neither does my teacher. 
> Searching around the net I'm having a really hard time wrapping my head
> around the subject, understandably the library is not covered a lot since
> it's not the most popular.
> Anyhow, what I'm basicly looking for is help around what I should use
> instead of the WinForms textbox and how it works. As an extension to that I
> would gladly accept any beginners guide to gtk#.

Specific questions are easier to answer.

But one overlooked resource is the "sample" directory of the gtk-sharp
source code.  This contains numerous examples of how to use given
widget, and the examples are specific enough not to be obfuscated by
other application stuff.

svn co http://anonsvn.mono-project.com/source/trunk/gtk-sharp gtk-sharp
cd gtk-sharp/sample

And maybe <http://nemerle.org/Gtk_text_editor> is worth a look.
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>
Whitemice Consulting

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