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

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Thu Nov 11 06:36:54 EST 2010


Did you consider Silverlight?
You can now make desktop apps with it, and it should be suitable for vector

fran wrote:
> Hello,
> 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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