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

Simon Ask Ulsnes simon@ulsnes.dk
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 17:49:08 +0100

Wouldn't it be possible to write a SWF library built on Gtk# that linked to
certain parts of WineLib, just as it is done in a real Windows environment?
[DllImport("kernel32.dll")] public static and so on would just load Wine's
version of kernel32.dll in stead of the original Windows DLL, thus providing
just about the same functionality. Or have I misunderstood something?

Yours sincerely,
Simon Ask Ulsnes, Denmark

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paolo Molaro" <lupus@ximian.com>
To: <mono-winforms-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-winforms-list] Let me get this right...

> 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.
> lupus
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