[Mono-list] Native Mono UI widgets

Adrien Dessemond adrien.dessemond at softhome.net
Wed Jul 11 15:12:52 EDT 2007

> My concerns are about:

> 2. GTK+ is a nice library and Gtk# is a good binding, but again, we
> are tied to the computer infrastructure.

Whatever you use, you are tied to the computer architecture somewhere :-)
See this as a strength, not a weakness.

> Having a Mono specific UI library, maybe built on top of the current

For what reason ? I don't see one. Things are heavy enough, trying to make
them more is not a winning solution and worse, brings additional confusion
to your users as they have to accommodate to another UI "philosophy".

Stacking layers may be nice approach but this has a cost unfortunately and
in a managed world it can be huge.

> Having a Gtk# implementation built on top of System.Drawing could also
> be valuable in the same way.

Beyond code duplication considerations, this would lead to a precise
defect of Swing : too slow, too heavy. :-/

Kinds regards,


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