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

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Thu Nov 11 06:39:27 EST 2010

Cairo has good support for SVG, it isn't as fast as it could be but has
many examples from other languages, I found the pygtk cairo examples

Silverlight/Moonlight can do the same job, but has a whole raft of extra
pain if you want it to be a desktop app.



On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 11:04 +0000, 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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