[Mono-winforms-list] Question about SWF

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
27 Feb 2003 12:21:29 -0500


> How does WINE implement the various widgets like TOOLBAR and MENU?  I'm
> concerned that developers will not use WineLib for SWF unless it
> produces apps that integrate nicely into the environment.  One look at
> Java desktop apps will tell you what I mean.  
> It may be better to require developers avoid Win-specific items and have
> the apps integrate into the chosen UI toolkit better.

This has been discussed before.   The solution is to add theming
capabilities to Wine, so that it uses the same rendering routines for
the widgets as the rest of the desktop.

It is sadly not possible to use a native toolkit, because it would be
very hard to emulate precisely a number of things, so WineLib is our
only option to go the 100% compatible route.