[Mono-devel-list] WinForms and wxWidgets

David Mitchell david.mitchell at telogis.com
Sun Oct 31 21:00:35 EST 2004

That's fair enough. I understood there would be a good reason. Thanks
for clarifying.

On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 19:54 -0500, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > 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>
> Miguel.
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David Mitchell
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