[Mono-list] Linux Equivalent to Visual Studio?

Ivan N. Zlatev contact at i-nz.net
Fri Oct 31 16:25:52 EDT 2008

------- Original message -------
From: Jerry Houston <jerry at EffJayAre.net>
Cc: mono-list at ximian.com
Sent: 29.10.'08,  22:33

> Petit Eric wrote:
> > http://www.mono-project.com/WinForms_Designer
> >   
> Yeah!  Now, that's what I'm talking about. 
> I'll check back later ... hopefully it will become available via
> something other than svn when it's closer to stable.  Thanks!

Hi, please do not have high expectations usability-wise. It's such a shame 
the designer's state, because the complex infrastructure work is already 
done and we only lack a decent drag and drop mechanism. In order to 
implement one like VS's snap lines we need to have a transparent control on 
top of the design surface. This is where we hit a wall, because while on 
Win32 transparency can be achieved easily by an extra flag in CreateParams, 
this has proven to be hell (for me at least) on X/Linux. 

Everaldo, I remember that you mentioned that you are poking at the 
transparency again some time ago. Did you get anywhere?

Kind Regards,
Ivan N. Zlatev

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