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

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 16:59:52 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Jerry Houston <Jerry at effjayare.net> wrote:
> At the risk of perpetuating a not-very-useful thread, one might ask what's the
> difference between "not seriously considering using mono professionally" and
> "reduced to a toy/hobby/not-serious project"?

The difference is that the latter sounds incredibly dismissive ("those
guys over there doing their thing nobody cares about") vs constructive
("something useful but not for me right at the moment").  It may not
seem like a huge difference, but one borders on trolling and the other
doesn't.  I'm open to other peoples' interpretations on this.

Not trying to hijack the thread, I promise.  :)

> If I'm going to create and modify winforms using Visual Studio and .NET,
> what's the point in using mono for anything, other than running the finished
> products?

Running finished products in itself is quite an accomplishment given
the complexity and size of something like the CLI and .NET framework.
Again, it may not be useful to you, but don't knock it.

> But I'm hopeful.  That's why I hang around.  I want to look into the Gtk# on
> Windows idea, too.  Depending on what's required to make it work, that sounds
> interesting as well.

In my own experience, using the Medsphere Gtk# runtime packages is
pretty much all you need to get your stuff running on Windows.  I've
had pretty good luck with it too.

Chris Howie

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