[Mono-list] Gtk# or the future Windows.Forms Mono

Dilton McGowan II diltonm@yahoo.com
Sat, 16 Apr 2005 21:16:59 -0700 (PDT)

Dang, several months ago I sepnt several weeks
searching for a charting library that would run under
Mono. I found the same problem with the big guys like
Dundas, for one thing, they often make registry calls
that fail on Mono (because the Wine registry isn't as
complete as a true Windows machine I guess??).

Also they often make P/Invoke calls to Win32 to
support license valdation (apparently).

I've contacted several of these big .NET 3rd party
control vendors and have been told that Mono is not in
their near term plans. This is both unfortunate and
potentially very fortunate for some entrprising

NPlot looks cool, I wish I had found it instead of
doing the custom charting stuff (basic really). I will
defintely look at using it in the next version of our

Thanks Miguel for your, as always, thougtful and
precise responses.
--- Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> > Thanks to the respondees (sp?) so far.
> > 
> > Jonathan's email hits a few nails on the head from
> > what I can see. Unfortunately, I'm unable to
> locate
> > the Dundas Charting for Gtk#. ;-) Aside from the
> > (apparent) lack of decent GUI desginers other than
> for
> > Java or C++ on Linux, my previous comment is
> worthy of
> > consideration. What third party vendors support
> Gtk#
> > or have pledged support?
> Also, Dundas currently requires features not
> available in Mono's
> System.Drawing, we will work towards completing
> those, but today it wont
> work.
> As for Gtk# you can use NPlot which today has a Gtk+
> port.  NPlot is
> nice in that there is a clear distinction between
> the plotting engine
> and its user interfaces, today it has three:
> ASP.NET, Windows.Forms and
> Gtk#.
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