[Mono-osx] Is native look on OS X possible?

Duane Wandless duane at wandless.net
Tue Feb 10 15:07:18 EST 2009

Of course.  But not by using WinForms.  My recommendation is to use
Interface Builder to create the UI then something along the lines of Monobjc
to create the bridge between Mono and the GUI.  Trying to use WinForms, in
my opinion, will make your app look alien and ugly to Mac users.  Go to the
extra effort to utilize Interface Builder.  There are other bridges:

http://code.google.com/p/mcocoa/ and http://code.google.com/p/mobjc/

I have used all 3 and currently leaning toward mcocoa/mobjc.

Best of luck.

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 2:36 PM, niknil <niknil9000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just tried a Win-Forms project under OS X, and the result, as shown
> below,
> doesn't look anything like a Mac program. Buttons, checkboxes etc look
> completely alien on the Mac. Is it possible to achieve native look using
> Mono?
> http://www.nabble.com/file/p21939508/RBNote_Mono_Mac.png
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