[Mono-osx] [ANN] mcocoa & mobjc libraries

Jesse Jones jesjones at mindspring.com
Wed Oct 29 07:07:19 EDT 2008

On Oct 29, 2008, at 2:26 AM, Andrew Brehm wrote:

> Hi,
> Does this mean that (by design at least) all Cocoa classes and GUI
> elements are usable now?

All the AppKit and Foundation classes should be useable.
> Have they been renamed like in the old Cocoa# or do we finally have
> NSString and NSArray to differentiate from .NET Strings and Arrays?

There are classes for all the Cocoa types. So there is an NSView  
class, an NSResponder class, an NSString class, etc. However the  
wrapper classes are written to use System.String instead of NSString  
under the assumption that most strings are small and doing the  
conversion won't be too costly. If this is not true it's trivial to  
drop down to dynamic calls for those cases.
> Does everything still work as it did with Cocoa#?

The library has no relation to Cocoa# so I doubt it.

   -- Jesse

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