[Mono-list] Winforms designer svn URL is outdated

Abe Gillespie abe.gillespie at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 20:04:05 UTC 2012

There is the GTK designer (stetic) which, I believe, is still
officially supported.  It's certainly polished anyways.


It has the added benefit of using a better suited, for Linux, UI
toolkit (again, GTK).

As for WinForms, you could use the visual designer of VS Express or
SharpDevelop on Windows, and do the rest of the development in
MonoDevelop.  Though I expect this is more trouble than it's worth.

There are no plans to develop the (or other) WinForms designer.

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Akos Vandra <axos88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I see. Thank you.
> Are there any plans to make something like that? It would help a lot
> users who are writing programs for .net, but would like to do so from
> a proprer (linux) environment.
> Regards,
>   Ákos Vandra
> On 9 October 2012 21:08, Abe Gillespie <abe.gillespie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unless you're looking at this project to further develop this plug-in
>> then you're probably looking for something that does not exist.  A
>> WinForms designer never got further than a proof of concept.  It's
>> certainly not a complete solution even if you were able to ever get it
>> to build.
>> Sorry.
>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 7:10 AM, Akos Vandra <axos88 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> make mono-design still does not work.
>>> I fixed the python issue by installing python3, but the script will
>>> not work, as it tries to download some sources from the anonsvn URL-s.
>>> It needs updating too.
>>> Can anyone please look into this?
>>> Is this supposed to give monodevelop an more-or-less integrated
>>> support for winforms?
>>> Regards,
>>>   Ákos Vandra
>>> On 8 October 2012 11:47, Akos Vandra <axos88 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> What worries me is the description:
>>>> The python script will:
>>>> Download a subset of Mono System.Design assembly's source code from SVN
>>>> Apply a set of patches to make it run against Microsoft .NET
>>>> Change namespaces to "Mono.Design".
>>>> download the source code from SVN? The SVN does not work anymore right?
>>>> Regards,
>>>>   Ákos Vandra
>>>> On 7 October 2012 17:08, Andres G. Aragoneses <knocte at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 07/10/12 14:02, Akos Vandra wrote:
>>>>>> Hi!
>>>>>> The svn URL on this page:
>>>>>> http://www.mono-project.com/WinForms_Designer is outdated. The
>>>>>> subdomain does not exist. I suppose you guys moved on to git?
>>>>>> akos at fm12bq:~/mono/mwf-designer$ nslookup anonsvn.mono-project.net
>>>>>> Server:
>>>>>> Address:
>>>>>> ** server can't find anonsvn.mono-project.net: NXDOMAIN
>>>>> Just fixed the wiki to point to github. Thanks for the heads up.
>>>>>> I found the code somehow (don't really remember how), and downloaded
>>>>>> it with git. I am able to build the code, but "make mono-design"
>>>>>> fails:
>>>>>> akos at fm12bq:~/mono/mwf-designer$ make mono-design
>>>>>> cd deps/Mono.Design && make
>>>>>> make[1]: Entering directory
>>>>>> `/home/akos/mono/mwf-designer/deps/Mono.Design'
>>>>>> python generate-mono-design.py
>>>>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>>>>    File "generate-mono-design.py", line 7, in <module>
>>>>>>      import urllib.request, urllib.error
>>>>>> ImportError: No module named request
>>>>>> make[1]: *** [generate-md] Error 1
>>>>>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/akos/mono/mwf-designer/deps/Mono.Design'
>>>>>> make: *** [mono-design] Error 2
>>>>>> I'd appreciate any help with this. I suppose it would integrate
>>>>>> support for the designer within monodevelop, right?
>>>>> You seem to be missing some python library... but cannot really advice on
>>>>> this (not very knowledgeable about python, and don't know the status of this
>>>>> codebase). If you manage to fix it, don't forget to send a pull request.
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