[Mono-list] newbie questions about mono-1.1.4, graphics, and Mac OS X

Thomas E. Vaughan tevaugha@ball.com, tevaughan@comcast.net
Fri, 25 Feb 2005 19:30:57 -0700

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 12:30:17PM -0600, SigmaX wrote:
> GTK# would be best for cross platform, from what I can
> tell.  I don't know about how it runs on OS X, but GTK#
> apps will ru fine on Windows and natively on *NIX.

I suspect that on OS X Gtk# runs only through X windows.  I
prefer my program to integrate with OS X's native display;
that is, with the menu in the toolbar at the top of the
screen, etc.  I wonder if that be possible with Gtk# (or
even with Windows.Forms for that matter).

> WinForms support isn't quite up to par yet in mono, but
> it's already semi-usable, and I expect Mono developers to
> start switching over to WinForms (Those that need it
> anyway) within the next few months.

If anyone had a simple Windows.Forms "hello world" program
to share, then I should like to try it out with mono-1.1.4
on OS X.  It seems as though starting with Windows.Forms
should be easier than starting with Gtk#, because I should
probably have to install more stuff (like Gtk and Gtk# :^)
for Gtk# support to work.

Thomas E. Vaughan <tevaughan@comcast.net>