[Mono-list] Android

daniel trampster at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 00:49:02 EST 2009

I personally would rather bindings to the android graphics libraries 
(whatever they are called) then a winforms port which will just look and 
feel wrong.

At work I am a windows mobile developer and develop using the compact 
framework and I can tell you that winforms on mobile devices sucks big 
time. Its impossible to create anything that look half way decent. And 
if you want to do anything remotely modern looking you have to drop into 
native libraries using pinvoke.

So no thank you to the win forms but yes please to mono on android. 
Something on par with the iphone support would be great.

Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 13:04 +0100, Thomas Jam Pedersen wrote:
>> We are currently porting Mono to Android. (and soon also to ChromeOS)
> Exciting.  (a) I love .NET and (b) I just pre-ordered my Motorola Droid.
> I really, really, don't want to develop in Java.
>> We expect to release the first version in the beginning of next year.
>> (2010)
>> We hope to make it so that winform programs developed in VisualStudio
>> will run on all platforms without recompile (in most cases).
> Wow!  A Winforms app on a mobile device?  I don't even want to do that -
> but if you make it work someone should buy you a beer.
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