[Mono-list] Comparison: Windows/WPF vs Mono/Glade/Gtk

Baltasar García Perez-Schofield baltasarq at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 14:27:12 UTC 2014

	Hi, there,

> Has anyone worked with Glade/Gtk on a Mono across platforms? Can you
> provide a comparison how it stacks up in comparison/contrast with
> "native" if you will .NET WPF? Assuming C# in all cases.

	Gtk# with Glade or MonoDevelop: This solution is great if you don't really care very much about how things are displayed. For example, you want to have a table on the window, and you don't want to care about fonts, background colors, etc. Nearly everything in Gtk# is fixed, you can't touch it. This is probably great to give the impression of stability and consistency between platforms and applications. It is not very good if you want to somehow innovate or just do things differently.

	WPF is not supported in mono, and I have to confess that I haven't worked with it at all. Just WinForms is provided, and it seems that it has been abandoned: I mean, you can still create applications using WinForms, but it is not adviced to do so. It seems that nobody is taking care of the winforms code. So, embedding avalon does not seem to be possible at all.

Baltasar (baltasarq at gmail.com  http://baltasarq.info/)

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