[Mono-docs-list] Re: [Mono-list] a beginning of a Gnome.NET tutorial

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
05 Nov 2002 12:03:58 -0500


> I had this crazy idea of a Gnome.NET tutorial, which could be a nice
> starting point for programmers whishing to get to understand and or
> develop with mono & gtk#.
> here: http://mwh.sysrq.dk/the_mono_tutorial/ is a beginning, containing
> very much nothing ;)
> My idea is to give an aplications programmer a nice overview and samples
> of code to get started. That is to be broad and not go into too much
> detail.
> Now I hope to get some feedback from you.
> 1. Is this a good or bad idea? 

Excellent idea.   Johannes has been porting the sample programs from the
Gtk tutorial to Gtk#, I think your document has a bigger scope, because
you are addressing the Gnome development process, so you get to talk
about Gconf, Glade, etc.

> 2. Which content do you think should be covered in the tutorial?

My suggestion is to make a small application that would show 
programmers how to build a full application, pick a target application
(for example you could pick the `same-gnome' game) and build it from

	* Creating your UI using glade.
	* Connecting the Glade code to C#
	* Making the program go.
	* Using the Canvas/Drawing.
	* Creating a configuration dialog box with Glade.
	* Loading configuration settings from GConf.
	* Storing scores on a database.
	* Internationalization.
	* Adding an About Box and a logo
	* Making the executable self-contained
	* Creating a custom widget.

> 3. Is this allready being done?

Not that I know of.