[Mono-list] Getting System.Drawing to work and a windows.forms question

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 12:42:39 -0500


> I'm a C#/C++ programmer who joined the Linux scene a few months ago.
> I always need to use System.Drawing, and have to keep going over to my 
> windows box to do so. It's a bit annoying, having to use windows for that 
> one thing. I recently saw in some article or other that you can use it on 
> Mono, so I googled for a bit looking for information.
> I have gathered that I need GDI+, but am at loss for where to get it. Once I 
> have got it, I have no idea how to configure it so I can get it to work.. I 
> could really use some help on this matter, both on how to configure and 
> install it, and how to compile source code using System.Drawing.

It is not ready for production use.  You will be just too frustrated
with it right now.   But libgdiplus is available from the download
section on the Mono site.

> Am I right in thinking that you can use windows.forms now, but through WINE? 
> If so, will you need to use it through wine in the future, or will it be 
> available built in to mono once it has been implemented?

That is another part that we have not released;  When we have it
completed in the next few weeks, instructions will be available.