[Mono-list] Relation of Mono to GTK+/Bonobo? (Newbie question please.)

Mike Kestner mkestner@speakeasy.net
28 Sep 2001 08:29:01 -0500

On Thu, 2001-09-27 at 20:02, Chris Seberino wrote:
> Will GTK+, Bonobo and GNOME libraries
> still be visible within Mono/.NET
> with all their idiosyncrasies or will
> Mono/.NET provide new interfaces for
> GUI development that sort of hides
> all this stuff? 
> e.g. If I want to build a GUI in Mono
> will I still use my old GTK+ skills?

I can't speak much for bonobo, although there is some info in the Mono
FAQ on it.

Work is in progress to provide a C# wrapper to access the gtk+ library.
It will then be a fairly simple exercise to implement the Windows.Forms
classes using these gtk-sharp classes. So, your gtk skills will come in
handy if you choose to use the gtk-sharp API directly.  The goal is to
keep the public API as similar to the C API as makes sense.