[Mono-winforms-list] Getting started (again)

Bill Medland billmedland@mercuryspeed.com
Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:47:34 -0800

On February 10, 2005 04:25 pm, Peter Dennis Bartok wrote:
> >Yes, but I was turned off the SVN because it currently doesn't build on my
> >system (I haven't figured out why)

(I think its to do with the autoconf/automake/everything else under the sun)

> I was not suggesting you build Winforms from source, just pointing to
> simple examples that might help you get a feel for winforms apps and
> building them, and show you what is working already.

Sorry; thanks.  I'll maybe look at them when I have a moment.
(This is all leading up to me having to look at how well a massive .NET 
product is going to behave on linux; I'm not currently hopeful)

> >(I, of course, regard it is a problem that I have to specify the
> >/r:System.Drawing since I shouldn't have to worry about how
> >System.Windows.Forms is implemented)
> Actually, that's something that Microsoft came up with, that you're
> required to specify the assembly you want to link against. It's neither a
> mono specific thing, nor related to how SWF is implemented. And the /r:
> switch is also defined by Microsoft, on their csc.exe

Yes, but why do I have to specify what the third party has chosen to use to 
implement their black box?  I thought we'd got over that stupidity with C a 
decade or two ago.

> >I have plenty of examples to work with ; Bradley L Jones' "Teach yourself
> >the
> >C# Language in 21 days".  I guess it's going to take a few months yet
> > until the Winforms stuff really stabilises and becomes usable.
> Why, what have you tried that didn't work?

Day01 - MyForm.cs - Compiles (when you know how), runs.  Throws some sort of 
font complaints; terribly slow, puts characters into the text box in the 
wrong order.
Day16 - FormApp.cs - Reasonable.  Null exception on closedown.  Big deal!!!
PicForm.cs Doesn't display the jpg picture.  No big surprise.; that's a lot to 
BorderForm.cs - The fixed borders are resizable
ButtonApp.cs - Terrible repaint behaviour; keeps hiding the content
GetName.cs - Totally unusable.  Button doesn't display.

> Cheers,
>  Peter

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