[Mono-winforms-list] swf

Peter Dennis Bartok peter@novonyx.com
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:16:46 -0600

>A related observation: the same problem appears if you try to load an SWF 
>form when X isn't started.  The failure gets reported as a 
>NullReferenceException, but if you turn on the lib loader trace output, 
>you'll see that it's caused by a failure to load libX11.so.  It seems like 
>there ought to be _some_ way, even if non-standard, to get that very 
>important information back out to the user.  Most apps say something like 
>"Cannot connect to display..." when that happens.

MWF is still being developed, and quite frankly, not much emphasis is given 
for this kind of borderline situation handling. You have two choices, you 
can a) create a fix for it yourself and post the patch b) log a bug, or c) 
accept it as it is