[Mono-osx] Failing to run WinForms hello.cs on OS X

kai kaimikael.jaaaro at sh.se
Sat Oct 4 15:31:48 UTC 2014

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) wrote
>> From: 

> mono-osx-bounces at .ximian

>  [mailto:mono-osx-

> bounces at .ximian

> ] On Behalf Of kai
>> The second hello.cs, using WinForms, crashed on execution with the stack
>> dump in the attached file.
> It's not recommended to use WinForms on OSX or Linux.  (Or windows, for
> that matter, although, winforms on windows, is reliable and not going away
> anytime soon, so it's ok).  Winforms on mono is based on X11, which is no
> longer safe to assume is present or running on a mac or linux system. 
> Also winforms on X11 is very buggy.  So winforms on windows is stable and
> not going away...  Winforms on mono is both unstable, and going away.

Hm, in that case maybe one should update the page
http://www.mono-project.com/docs/getting-started/mono-basics/, which
explicitly tells you to run the WinForms application on OS X to make sure
your installation is OK.

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