[Mono-list] Re: Buggy Windows.Forms
robertj at gmx.net
Fri May 26 08:22:47 EDT 2006
Nikki Locke wrote:
> I am a late arrival to a project trying to do serious work with Mono. It
> has been accepted since before I arrived that Mono's Windows.Forms was
> buggy, and its use should be kept to a minimum.
SWF is under heavy development. Therefore, the developer who arrived
is using SVN head :-)
> Therefore, the application has a single Canvas on which it does all its
> GUI. Windows.Forms is only used to get keyboard and paint messages.
> Recently we have discovered that Application.Exit doesn't always exit - the
> window goes away, but mono doesn't terminate. As this is a critical
> application which must be restarted immediately if it exits, this is the
> last straw.
Try Environment.Exit. Additionally, you may debug the application
like described here: http://www.mono-project.com/Debugging
> I have been asked to look into the possibility of doing away with
> Windows.Forms altogether.
> Windows.Forms is clearly an interface between the application and GTK.
> Would it be reasonably easy to bypass Windows.Forms, and use the existing
> GTK interface instead?
SWF is not based on GTK.
Anyhow, here you go: http://www.mono-project.com/GtkSharp
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