[Mono-list] GUI Library

Freddy BL freddy_bl@hotmail.com
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:41:04 +0000

>I'm sure this has been discussed here, but has anyone proposed the idea
>of a SWING like frame work written in C#.  I know SWING has it's
>hangups, but it's a hand tool for GUI apps that are deployed on a number
>of different platforms.

Remeber, what Miguel said: Swing looks like an alien on _every_ platform.
There existing different LookAndFeel (LaF) for Swing, so that you can choose 
a Windows-LaF for Windows-Systems, but the same is possible with Gtk+
(Have a look at Gtk-Wimp on WinXP: 

The other point is, that Swing is based on AWT, which is a platformdependent 
And you only use AWT and Swing, because its a part of Java. If you install 
Java, you install AWT and Swing with it.

And thats the difference to Gtk#. At the moment Gtk#, Gtk+, Glib and all the 
other libraries on which Gtk# and Gtk+ are based, are still _not_ part of 

(and Gtk+, GLib and so on are actually unfortunately not bundled with Gtk# 
in a seperate package for different systems on the Gtk#-Webside)

Freddy BL

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