[Mono-dev] visual webgui for mono?

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Mon Jul 24 13:27:04 EDT 2006


Michael Schurter wrote:
> Robert Jordan wrote:
>> Visual WebGUI seems to be very similar to Google's approach:
>> 	http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/
> Before anyone gets too excited it should be noted Google's webtoolkit is 
> for Java.  :)

Yeah. However, Google explains better how the framework is
implemented: the Java bytecode to JavaScript compiler,
the dual API, the simple RPC mechanism.

I like it very much.

>> About WinForms as a "generic" API: it's far from being
>> the best API on this planet. It might be widespread, but
>> it also has a lot of design flaws. Its layout capabilities
>> (important for web browser output) are mediocre, etc.
> I shudder to think what web applications written in WinForms would look 
> like.  A new generic GUI API, similar to wxWidgets but for web 
> applications as well, seems ideal.

WinForms has one small advantage: it already has a designer
integrated in VS.NET and this is much too tempting (marketing
wise) for a commercial product like Visual WebGUI.


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