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

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Thu Feb 12 18:17:50 EST 2009


> 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 

Today it is not possible to get a very MacOS-X look using Windows.Forms.

It is possible to get an approximation to the native UI, in the same way
that Qt has done it by writing a native theme that tracks the native
user interface.

It will not be perfect, but it will get you 90% of the way there, which
in many situations (as it was discussed on the thread) is all that
really matters: a quick solution to get a better look and feel.

Another option is to use another toolkit.   For example, there is now a
Gtk+ theme for OSX that looks remarkably pretty, this is Gtk+ on OSX:

This from:
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