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

Doug Blank doug.blank at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 07:00:42 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 4:42 AM, kuse <marcus at in-process.se> wrote:

> arcull wrote:
> >
> > Hi all. I am brand new to monodevelop and would like to get some
> > experience with C# and .net via mono. I've seen there are nice project
> > templates for Gtk# project, but can't see one based on winforms. I mean,
> > if I choose a Gtk# project, I get a predefinded application with gui
> > interface, while selecting C# blank project, does not contain any gui
> > interface. Did I miss something or do I have to desing winforms based
> > project from scratch? Thanks for your help.
> >
> 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.

Wouldn't it be trivial to add a Winforms template project, with a main form,
menu, and maybe an About dialogue? I don't understand what the the lack of a
GUI-designer for Winforms has to do with the lack of a starting point.
(Perhaps this being used as a way to "encourage" people to use GTK... but
some of us need to use Winforms on Mono, so it is just annoying.)

Isn't there a way to create a Winforms project in VS and then migrate it to

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