[Mono-list] Porting Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms to Mono?
mike.mcglothlin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 23:48:56 UTC 2014
I've used Gtk under Linux so I'd guess Gtk# might be similar? I'm already trying to figure out how to mesh together the C# way of doing things with the iOS, Android, etc way while maximizing code reuse. Keep finding myself cycling through different methods or rolling my own but not sure what the best way is. Lots to process.
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> On Mar 5, 2014, at 10:56 AM, "Andy York" <andy at brdstudio.net> wrote:
> I would like to warn you that learning some of the Gtk# API was a challenge for me at first because I was stuck in the Microsoft way of doing things. Once I learned how to use Gtk# effectively I loved it but not at first.
> For example the Gtk.TreeView does not work anything like WinForms.GridView and everyone I know who tried to make the Gtk.TreeView work like a WinForms.GridView didn't succeed but preferred the Gtk.TreeView + Gtk.TreeStore methods in the end.
> In the long run it feels to me like Gtk# is easier to use MVC techniques on than WinForms so if you have the time to learn the Gtk# API I recommend it very highly for cross platform development.
> This is just the opinion of a humble developer nothing more.
> From: "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel at xamarin.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 11:47 AM
> To: "Michael McGlothlin" <mike.mcglothlin at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Porting Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms to Mono?
> 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:
>> 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.
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>> Michael McGlothlin
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