[Mono-osx] Menu Bar for Mac OS X?

Joanna Carter cocoasharp at carterconsulting.org.uk
Sun Apr 4 18:45:41 EDT 2010

Hi Elfen

> I didn't see anything about Interface Builder, or rewriting your entire GUI, in Apple's (Mac OS X Integration for Java) doc?

If you want to have to write all your UIs in code, then feel free so to do. But, if you are planning on following the Apple HIG regarding layout and appearance, you are going to have to work out how to code the spacing between components and things like the springs and struts which control how components follow form resizing.

> I realize that I may be confused...  But isn't your suggestion both (impractical / an unreasonable amount of extra work) and (a violation of Apple's "Mac OS X Integration for Java" guidelines)?
> I hope my comments do not sound adversarial...  I am just having trouble understanding how (rewrite the entire GUI using Interface Builder) is consistent with Apple's "Mac OS X Integration for Java" doc?

You may be able to write applications for Aqua in Java but that is a "special relationship" that Apple provides for. However, there is no such support for writing applications in C#, Delphi Prism or any other .NET language.


Joanna Carter
Carter Consulting

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