[Mono-devel-list] advice on portable UI coding

Moore, Paul Paul.Moore06 at ca.com
Mon Aug 25 16:41:04 EDT 2003

What would people recommend for writing portable UI intensive code? 
Targets are Windows, Linux (GTK and or Motif)
I would really like to be able to use a good GUI designer (rather than
layout by hand).
I would prefer not to have to install too much stuff on the client
systems (is GTK# a big extra - I have no experience to be able to get a
feel for it)
I want my app to feel native (i.e  SWT model is preffered over Swing
I can see the following choices
SWF. Use vs.net to build on windows. It should just run on Linux with no
recomp. Run using Wine on Linux 
SWF. Use vs.net to build on windows. Run on linux using GTK version of
SWF (it seems that this effort has been stopped - am  I right?)
GTK#. Is there a GUI builder for it? Does it produce native look and
feel on windows?
#wt. Is there a GUI builder for it? I cant see a GTK port nor  Motif
#ifdef. Using GTK# on Linux and SWF on windows. It seems like they are
quite source compatible - but are they for non trivial apps?
(dotgnu SWF libs are like swing so I count them out)
Any help or experience (negative or positive) greatly appreciated.
Paul Moore 
Computer Associates 
Principal Software Engineer - BrightStor 
tel: + 1 425 825 2679 
fax: + 1 425 825 2761 
paul.moore06 at ca.com 
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