[Mono-devel-list] Mono Roadmap, Windows Forms and GTK#....

Fawad Halim fawad at fawad.net
Wed Nov 5 14:37:04 EST 2003

Matthew, I think you're confusing winforms with GUI applications. GTK# 
lets you build GUI apps, but it's not WinForms. WinForms refers to the 
Windows.Forms namespace in the Microsoft .NET Framework and it's 
classes. You /can/ write GTK# apps today. GTK# apps are portable between 
Windows and Linux but you need the gtk-sharp libraries on the target 
machine. Advantage of the WinForms implementation would be that you can 
do WYSIWYG development on Visual Studio .NET and run the app on 
non-Win32 platforms.


Matthew P. Seltzer wrote:

> Hello, all,
>   I am a little confused by the timeline of the Mono Roadmap, Windows 
> Forms and GTK#.  Windows Forms are slated to be rolled out as part of 
> Mono 1.2, target date Q4 '04.  However, if I wanted to develop 
> WinForms apps *TODAY* on Linux, would I be able to do it using GTK# 
> and C#?  (There is a new book published by Apress on this very same 
> approach and I am wondering if I ought to go ahead and purchase the 
> book.)  Apropos of this, will the Mono 1.2 implementation of WinForms 
> require platform-specific add-ons?  Just curious....
> Thank you,
> Regards,   
> Matt
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