[Mono-devel-list] WinForms and wxWidgets

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Sun Oct 31 19:54:37 EST 2004

> 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 ?

Building on top of a toolkit was attempted before.  Mapping one toolkits
abstractions into others is easy for the easy parts, but incredibly hard
to get right for anything about that.

That being said, toolkits like wxWidgets are a subset for the most part
of the features that can be effectively be done in its substrate
toolkits, making them less complete than what you need for implementing
another API>


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