# [Gtk-sharp-list] how to add a gtk# reference in Visual Studio?

Bertrand Lorentz bertrand.lorentz at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 06:28:35 UTC 2014

Hi,

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:26 AM, Grant Birchmeier <grant at grantb.net> wrote:
> Can someone advise how I can build apps against GTK# in Visual Studio.  I'm
> finding it maddening that I can't find simple and recent docs to show me
> how.
>
> The best I can seem to find is this one, which references VS 2003!
> http://www.mono-project.com/Gtk-Sharp_Installer_for_.NET_Framework
>
> I've installed mono-3.2.3-gtksharp-2.12.11-win32-0.exe, but I don't know
> what to do after that.  When I try to add a VS reference, I can't find any
> Mono or GTK# libraries unless I browse into C:\Program Files
> (x86)\Mono-3.2.3\lib, which seems questionable.  Am I expected to do this?
> Doesn't the installer put these dlls in the GAC?
>
> What am I missing here?  Why isn't this easy?

Have you tried the stand-alone Gtk# installer ? It's available at