[Mono-list] Open source .NET and Winforms

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Fri Nov 14 12:03:20 UTC 2014

> From: mono-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Baltasar García Perez-Schofield
> One possible thing to do would be to drop the code for Winforms (a big part
> of it is buggy), keep System.Drawing, and try to adopt as much as Microsoft
> code as possible.

Don't expect mono winforms to come back to life - because it is based on X11, which is deprecated (or effectively deprecated).

The recommended thing to do if you want cross-platform GUI support, is to use a cross-platform GUI library such as http://xamarin.com/forms and its competitors.

Somebody could also write an implementation of winforms that is a translation layer to run on GTK+ or Qt under the hood, or even a direct implementation of Winforms without the GTK+ or Qt layer, but don't expect it to happen.

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