[Mono-devel-list] WinForms and wxWidgets

David Mitchell david.mitchell at telogis.com
Sun Oct 31 16:11:52 EST 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 19:02 +0000, Paul wrote:
> > It seems that wxWidgets has come very far in using one framework for  
> > native GUI rendering on all platforms. Can, will or should Mono's WinForms  
> > not utilize this somehow?
> Not really. While the above layers are all the same, the code beneath is
> radically different for each platform when dealing with the UI. SWF
> needs to keep the codebase the same, but with an abstraction layer for
> mulitple platforms. The abstraction layer is not that huge!

Paul, I think what Asbjorn was meaning is why don't we write SWF to use
wxWidgets for it's implementation, much like we have done for
libgdiplus. We use cairo to do the heavy lifting and libgdiplus is just
a wrapper that gives cairo a new interface to match up with the MS GDI+
interface. Why can't/won't we do the same with SWF on top of
wxWidgets.NET ?

David Mitchell
Software Engineer

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