[Mono-osx] Using native Cocoa WebKit for System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser on Mac OS X

Alex Shulgin alexander.shulgin at yessoftware.com
Mon Jul 13 08:08:53 EDT 2009

Lee V. Andrus wrote:
> I have more free time, but not your expertise and daring with the Mono
> infrastructure.  Perhaps we could come to some agreement on how to divide
> the work.  We should start by adding a build option for it (perhaps
> --with-cocoa).  That should make it easier to get our early work checked in
> as only people that ask for it would be subjected to it.  Of course, we need
> to settle on a good C#-Cocoa bridge, one that the Mono-OSX community can
> accept as an dependency of Mono.  My knowledge of the several bridges
> available consists of reading what others have written about them.


Thanks for your support.

I don't think I could get back to the matter in a while, but most 
probably will give it another try in a month or two.

> According to Monobjc's documentation, it supports Cocoa classes NSStatusBar
> and NSStatusItem.  I've read that Cocoa-sharp has not been maintained for
> some time.  NObjective claims to support bidirectional exception
> translation.  It includes a translator that uses info from Objective C
> Introspection to build or update a bridge for an whole framework at a time.

I have some experience with Monobjc and it works OK for me.  Tried 
mcocoa once, but didn't get past nib-files loading (but it's not needed 
for WinForms).  We can try all of them to make the best choice.


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