[Mono-list] namespace System.Windows.Forms cannot be found

Danny Brugman dbrugman@xs4all.nl
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 11:37:10 +0200


This might be a real beginners-question, but I couldn't
find an answer anywhere on the internet, nor in the
gnome documentation / Windows Forms home page.

Issue is that I try to compile a very simple hello-world
winforms application (Linux, Fedora FC3). I installed
mono 1.1.6 + winforms rpm + all required dependencies
(libgdiplus, cairo, etc), and I see a System.Windows.Forms
directory in '/usr/lib/mono/gac/'.

After invoking mcs I get the following error:

hello.cs(2) error CS0234: The type or namespace name `Windows' could not 
be found innamespace `System'

Could someone please help me out?

Many thanks,

Danny Brugman

BTW Here is the source:

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Drawing;

class MyForm : Form
   MyForm ()
     Text = "My First MWF App";

   protected override void OnPaint (PaintEventArgs e)
     e.Graphics.DrawString ("Hello world", Font,
         new SolidBrush (Color.Black), ClientRectangle);

   static void Main ()
     Application.Run (new MyForm ());