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

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 05:56:04 EDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 5:08 AM, Joanna Carter
<cocoasharp at carterconsulting.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi Matt
>> You can get a reasonable result from GTK# though. I certainly had an app that I compiled once and ran on Windows XP, Ubuntu, Mac OS X Leopard and Maemo. All platforms looked reasonable.
> And that is the problem - it only looked "reasonable" not native :-)

For many people that's enough, and preferable to writing the GUI multiple times.

Writing the GUI once for each platform is definitely the way to get
the best, most "native" experience on every platform, but for many
people this amount of effort can't be justified. The portability of
GTK# and Winforms is then superior to Cocoa/Carbon, which is
completely unportable.

GTK# is more portable and better maintained across platforms than
Winforms, so I'd recommend it for new xplat development, but Winforms
is useful for people with an existing investment, in both code and

Michael Hutchinson

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