[Mono-list] I'm new to Mono for ubuntu I have a question?

Martin Thwaites monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
Fri May 16 23:51:41 UTC 2014

It actually sounds like your looking for a drag and drop ui creator for
windows Forms as part of MonoDevelop...

The first thing to mention is that you're asking in the wrong place
(although I would imagine there are also if the same people on this list as
the MonoDevelop one).  This is probably down to a misunderstanding of

To clarify... "mono" is a runtime, not a development environment.  The
equivalent is that "mono" is the. NET Runtime, and MonoDevelop is visual

That said, If you create a windows Forms application in visual studio, it
will probably, mostly, work, unless you're doing something really clever.

As far as I'm aware though, there is no windows Forms designer in
MonoDevelop.  What you should do is check out the alternatives to windows
Forms that are truly cross platform as I think there are some that provide
a decent .Net Api. I seem to recall Gtk# being a popular alternative,
however it's more like WPF if I remember correctly.

Hope that helps
On 16 May 2014 22:38, "cocowalla" <colin.anderson333 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess you are looking for an IDE, like Visual Studio provides for .NET on
> Windows?
> Give  Xamarin Studio <http://xamarin.com>   (formerly MonoDevelop) a try,
> it's actually quite good.
> There is also a  .NET/Mono plugin <http://emonic.sourceforge.net>   for
> Eclipse, which is Java based and so presumably runs on Linux.
> Alternatively, if developing on Windows is an option you can actually use
> Visual Studio and run the resulting assemblies with the Mono runtime. There
> is also a free, Express version, which is actually pretty good.
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