[Mono-winforms-list] Let me get this right...

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 17:37:53 +0100

On 01/27/03 Dan Maltes wrote:
> I agree with Simon, why force Wine to have to be used for winform apps
> that may never really need "true" win32 emulation?  Why force the
> overhead??  Somehow, make it optional for winform apps that require
> wndproc and p/invoke to use wine winforms, but have gtk# available as
> the default.  I know, easiar said than done, and trust me I wish I was a
> systems programmer so I could help out, but I'm only an applications
> developer.

Personal opinion: if there is enough people that want to work on it,
I don't think anyone is opposed to have a Gtk# implementation of
Windows.Forms. After all, all you need is an editor to code it:-)

The main problem with the issue of making the wine implementation not
the default is that an application may use helper assemblies (even
dynamically at runtime) that need the full winforms implementation
and once an app has been started with the Gtk#-based implementation, it
can't switch back to the wine-based one.


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