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

kuse marcus at in-process.se
Tue Nov 11 06:45:31 EST 2008

Jerry Houston-2 wrote:
> 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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But why don't use Gtk# then? There are a GUI-designer for it and works on
all plattforms.

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