[Mono-list] How to start a C# winforms project?

Jerry Houston Jerry at effjayare.net
Tue Nov 11 05:41:23 EST 2008

On Tuesday 11 November 2008 01:42:12 kuse wrote:
> I don't think there any any predefined templates for Win-forms application
> cuase there is no GUI-designer for Win-forms (yet?), but nothing stops you
> from creating a blank solution and work with the System.Windows.Forms
> namespace.

Well, there *is* the frustration aspect.  Developing any non-trivial winform 
app without using a designer (even a primitive one, such as in VS 2003) is a 
tedious process involving a lot of trial-and-error.  And the tendency is to 
get things "just working," rather than polished looking.  

It might be educational to build something like a message box class that way, 
once in your life, but wouldn't be very practical for even hobbyist-level 
winform app development. 

I'm looking forward to seeing this functionality in monodevelop some day.  
That's when I'll be able to begin taking mono seriously.

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