[Mono-dev] Mono-devel-list Digest, Vol 96, Issue 26

James Bellinger james at illusorystudios.com
Fri Apr 26 13:45:54 UTC 2013

This isn't really fair to Mono Windows Forms.

On Windows, at least, it works quite well  except for some buggy table 
layout behavior.
Some of the controls are painted using the XP and above theming as well.

I did use it in a commercial product for a while (granted, a free tool 
for not-free hardware),
and only shied away and started packaging .NET instead because of the 
time it takes to debug
the table layout issues (also Mono SerialPort had an odd habit of 
crashing randomly if threaded
back then). Not everyone follows Microsoft's flavor-of-the-month, and 
it'd be nice if someone
with time (wish I did) could fix the Mono WinForms layout. Other than 
that it's really very usable.


On 4/24/2013 10:39 AM, Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> On Apr 24, 2013, at 8:09 AM, Rauf Butt <raufbutt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> WinForms is specific to Microsoft platform. Additionally, it will require license too.
> System.Windows.Forms is implemented on Mono. It looks like Windows 95, has rendering issues, and is generally user-hostile, but it DOES exist, and is probably more than reasonable for homework purposes. No License is required to use it.
> 	http://github.com/mono/mono/blob/master/mcs/class/Managed.Windows.Forms
> I would _not_ recommend using it for "real"/commercial products. It's largely for compatibility only.
>   - Jon
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