[Mono-list] What 2D graphics library shoud I use?

fran fmmarzoa at gmx.net
Thu Nov 11 06:04:37 EST 2010


I want to develop a cross platform application to create conceptual maps
with Mono. I've some skills developing in C# under Visual Studio, so I've
installed Monodevelop just a day ago and I'm still a bit lost.

I need a library that I can use to draw the conceptual maps on a surface,
and later save them as, at least, SVG files.

For drawing, I've seen that I can use GTK#, but it seems not to be well
documented on monodoc and I've read that it's a lowlevel graphics library
that may not feet well my needs.

I know more or less Windows Graphics system, but I do not know if I can use
them directly in Monodevelop to develop portable applications for both
GNU/LiNUX and Windows platforms.

I've find a library called Cairo that seems to fit well enough my needs,
although I've not tested it yet.

Anyway, I would like to know the opinion of mono and monodevelop experts on
this issue before take a decission.

So thanks a lot in advance,

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