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

Geoff Norton gnorton at novell.com
Thu Jun 25 21:59:29 EDT 2009

On 25-Jun-09, at 9:13 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hello,
>>> Recently I've been struggling to bring up native (Cocoa-based)  
>>> WebKit as
>>> WinForms WebBrowser control on OS X.
>> Just wondering...  Do my efforts look _that_ crazy so no one is  
>> willing
>> even to comment? ;)
> I think it is a good idea.
> But I do not know anything about the technical requirements of running
> WebKit with our current Carbon-based mainloop.
> I am sure it can be creatively integrated, but I am unable to provide
> any assitance.

Last I looked (in the 10.4 days) this was a no go because of the  
Carbon-based mainloop.  There was talk that apple would unify and  
deliver the Cocoa events but I'm not too sure if that has happened.

I'm sure its surmountable if osmeone decided to run with it, but its  
certainly non-trivial.


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