[Mono-list] Porting Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms to Mono?

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Wed Mar 5 16:46:59 UTC 2014


Mono has an implementaiton of Windows.Forms, but it is both old,
unmaintainted and known to have some bugs.

Some people have been able to use it effectively, but we do not currently
have an active maintainer, so we encourage developers to pick something
like Gtk# instead.

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Michael McGlothlin <
mike.mcglothlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> [Intro: I'm somewhat new to C# and am much more familiar with Linux and
> MacOS than Windows. In the past few months I've been learning C# to develop
> Xamarin.iOS apps and simply trying to wrap my mind around this combination
> of C# and iOS stuff that doesn't always make sense to someone that's been
> doing command-line and server-side Unix, Python, and JavaScript stuff
> mostly.]
> I've been asked to fix, update and make portable an app build around
> Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms. From searching I see a bunch of old posts
> saying that Mono doesn't support WinForms but nothing very recent. I don't
> really know much about it so my basic question is if there is an easy fix
> (add the needed assembly somewhere) and if not what is the recommended way
> to handle porting?
> I had nothing to do with writing this app and it's fairly large, complex,
> and seems poorly written but as much as I'd like to do a total remit it's
> probably not the best strategy at the moment.
> Sent from my iPad
> Michael McGlothlin
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