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

J. Perkins jason at 379.com
Tue Aug 26 12:49:57 EDT 2003

You might also want to consider wx.NET. It has a very nice GUI designer 
(wxDesigner), uses the native widgets, and ships as one managed assembly 
and one unmanaged DLL.



Moore, Paul wrote:
> 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 model)
> 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 port.
> #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.

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