[Mono-list] How to do a gui multi-platform app with Mono

Engler, Eric Eric.Engler at zcsterling.com
Thu Nov 1 10:57:02 EDT 2007

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>> Hi, I want to realize a small gui application with mono, for windows 
>> and linux.

> There is no such tool.  It would be much better to simply write the 
> app with GTK# and have users install gtk# if they haven't already.

Is there a good example of a reference application for GTK# that works
on both Windows and linux?

My thought is that GTK# will make an app that looks like a linux app
(even on Windows), and WinForms will make an app that looks like a
Windows app (even on linux).

All else being equal I'd probably prefer doing a WinForms app because I
am the most familiar with it and I do all my development initially on

Someone also mentioned SWT. I understand that's the GUI toolkit used by
Eclipse. I am not a Java person but that is perhaps the first really
good cross-platform Java GUI toolkit. How would that compare to GTK# and


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