[Mono-devel-list] Forms guidance: m.w.f vs. s.w.f ?

Charlie Ford charlie_ford at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 29 16:46:22 EDT 2004

Hi Peter -

>While we call it Managed.Windows.Forms, to be able to distinguish it from 
>the previous effort, the namespace is still MS compatible.
right, I tried it both ways, suspecting that might be the case

>That means your app still needs to reference "System.Windows.Forms" to use 
>Is the rest of your Mono installed into /usr/local ?
yes (I accepted the defaults for ./configure)

[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$ mcs --version
Mono C# compiler version
[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$ which mcs
[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$ mono --version
Mono JIT compiler version, (C) 2002-2004 Novell, Inc and 
tors. www.go-mono.com
        TLS:           __thread
        GC:            Included Boehm (with typed GC)
        SIGSEGV      : normal
        Globalization: ICU
[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$ which mono
[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$ mcs Form1.cs
Form1.cs(12) error CS0246: Cannot find type `System.Windows.Forms.Form'
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 0 warnings
[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$ uname -r
[charlie at isslx3 dotNET]$

I'm prepared to throw FC2 at this, but don't know that it would help.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: "Charlie Ford" <charlie_ford at sbcglobal.net>
>To: <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
>Date: 29 September, 2004 12:48
>Subject: [Mono-devel-list] Forms guidance: m.w.f vs. s.w.f ?
>>Hi -
>>   I want to try out a simple gui. I've got recent ("Mono JIT compiler
>>version") bits. mcs isn't happy yet. Do I need an env
>>variable or other configuration setting ?
>>   I've done as recommended in
>>http://www.mono-project.com/contributing/winforms.html#installation and
>>indeed when I `make install` in mcs-1.1.1/class/Managed.Windows.Forms, I
>>get a
>>System.Windows.Forms installed into the gac (/usr/local/lib/mono/gac)
>>  message, and I can compile & run "console" programs (no gui) with no
>>  When I  try `man Form1.cs` I get:
>>Form1.cs(12) error CS0246: Cannot find type 'System.Windows.Forms.Form'
>>  and when I try `man ManForm.cs` I get:
>>ManForm.cs(12) error CS0246: Cannot find type 'Managed.Windows.Forms.Form'
>> What does it take to get a  Form/Button/etc. ?
>>  I also tried Managed.Windows.Forms.System.Windows.Forms.Form just for
>>fun, no soap.

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