[Mono-dev] Using an alternate System.Windows.Forms

Steve Baer steve at mcneel.com
Thu Feb 10 14:15:29 EST 2011

Thanks Miguel,
Works like a charm.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Miguel de Icaza
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 5:35 PM
To: Steve Baer
Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Using an alternate System.Windows.Forms

Hello Steve,

> I can “force” this to work by overwriting the System.Windows.Forms.dll 
> with
> our custom one in the mono gac, but going that route would force us to
> distribute a custom mono package to our users which really doesn’t appeal 
> to
> me.  As things currently run our users can always get the latest and
> greatest mono distribution and things continue to work.

You can override the GAC used by Mono by setting the MONO_GAC_PREFIX
environment variable.   You can set this from C before you init Mono,
and would let you say "Use this GAC before you try the System GAC"

char dir = g_string_concat (bundle_dir, "Contents/MyMonoPrefix", NULL);
setenv ("MONO_GAC_PREFIX", dir);

Then recreate the basic directory structure under Contents/MyMonoPrefix:



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