[Mono-list] Remoting a GTK UI

Brown, Robert rbrown at plls.com
Tue May 31 13:35:51 EDT 2005

 Are you just trying to retrieve a value from a textBox on a remote
machine?  Will the textBox always be available and if not what do you
expect to be returned to you?  

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On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 17:18 -0400, Nigel Benns wrote: 
> If you use GLADE, you could host the file on a web/ftp server and just

> retrive it when the application starts.
> > Does anyone have some example code to show how to effectively remote

> > a gtk# UI?  I'm simply not knowledgeable enough about this type of 
> > thing and documentation about it is severely lacking.
> >

Not what I meant. I want to have a .NET remoting client control a widget
in a remote gtk server app.

As an example: with the small piece of code below, how do I get the
AccountNumber class to reference ui so I can control the interface and
will this actually work or will the thread hang?  I'm not a threading
guru, in fact never done any threading code so I really don't understand
all the ins and outs yet.

using Gtk;
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.Remoting;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Http;

class Server
  public static MyWindow ui;

  public static void Main ()
    ui = new MyWindow();

    Console.WriteLine("running, listening on port 8080...");
    ChannelServices.RegisterChannel(new HttpChannel(8080));
"ui", WellKnownObjectMode.Singleton);


public class AccountNumber : MarshalByRefObject {
  public string GetAccount()
    string s = ui.AccountNo.Text;
    return s;

George Farris   farrisg at mala.bc.ca
Malaspina University-College

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