[Mono-dev] Porting Winforms Applications

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Wed May 30 16:24:05 EDT 2007

Yes, you are of course right in the general sense, as the next section 
of the guide points out.  I meant that the functionality this specific 
application was going to be missing as a result of the MoMA report is 
not too severe.

Thanks for pointing out that this is not clear, I will try to clean it 
up a bit!


Andreas Nahr wrote:
> Hi,
> The guide to porting Winforms Applications is nice. However the imho the
> following sentences are just not true:
> "Most of the missing methods aren't too big of a problem either. We can
> expect that we will not have ToolTips in our TreeView, and we can't set our
> PrintDialog to use the Windows XP dialog. The missing event
> ListView.ItemSelectionChanged however will likely be a problem. Because that
> event does not exist, it will not get fired, so whatever code we are doing
> in the event handler will not get called. "
> In just about every case a missing element will just cause the program to
> throw an exception (e.g. MissingMethodException) and exit. It is extremely
> unlikely that such a program would run at all and if it does it will exit as
> soon as the relevant lines are called. It will NOT just not perform the
> requested action.
> P.S. I also attached an application that can be used to easily start a
> program on windows using mono without using the commandline and also offers
> debug/error output.
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