[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


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
It's on the Mono download page, but in the "Previous stable version" section.

I'm pretty sure this one installs the assemblies in the GAC, so they
should be easier to find.


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