[Gtk-sharp-list] viewers for different file types

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Sat Sep 4 13:00:27 EDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-09-04 at 17:47 +0200, Rampage wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> sorry but i'm pretty noob with GTK# so i'm here to ask you about this 
> issue i'm dealing with.
> when i work with .NET on windows i have the capability of using 
> components from other applications to integrate with my apps, for 
> instance if i have to render a webpage i can use the internet explorer 
> component and plug it into my app, the same goes for PDF files word 
> files etc etc.
> i was wondering:
> is there something similar in gtk#?

I think not.  There seems to be a slowly forming standard of using D-Bus
[Yay D-Bus!] to support application components.  But it isn't really
well-adopted or fully developed yet. :(

For example

> for instance is there a component that allows me to render a PDF?
> i've seen there is a webkit component for mono, and i'm going to use it 
> for html and web pages, but i don't know what can i use for PDF or other 
> filetypes i may have to deal with, like audio file or video files or 
> archives.
> it would be cool if i could use components from gnome archiver to 
> display the content of a zip file and use its functions to extract files 
> to disk etc.

Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org> LPIC-1, Novell CLA
OpenGroupware, Cyrus IMAPd, Postfix, OpenLDAP, Samba

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