[Mono-list] Newbie question: GUI choice

Bryan Bulten bryan@bulten.ca
Tue, 9 Nov 2004 09:34:55 -0800

> I'm considering Mono as the environment for a cross-platform GUI
> application I'm designing. The app would ideally run with just one
> code base on Linux, OS X, and Windows.
> Is Windows.Forms the best choice for cross-platform GUI programming in
> Mono?  I assume that Gtk# is Linux-specific, and Qt# looks like its
> going nowhere.

You may also want to consider wx.NET.  It uses /native/ widgets on
each platform that you mentioned.

Gtk# does work on OSX, but requires the X11 server to be installed,
which may or may not be a deployment issue.

You can see wx.NET screenshots at: 

(Disclaimer:  I am a wx.NET developer :-) )


Bryan Bulten