[Mono-winforms-list] Theming in MWF

Kornél Pál kornelpal at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 29 09:02:25 EDT 2005


>> As I know MWF uses a single theme and it draws everything using
>> System.Drawing and does not use any native control representations.
>> On Windows it is possible to let the system draw controls. If it possible
>> under X11 and OS X as well?
> Well, that you are asking is that Microsoft have done for SWF, a light
> wrapper on the Win32 API (including controls).
> To archive what you want you will need a new SWF implementation, cannot
> be done with the current model or at least easily.

If I understand correctly the APIs of these three windowing systems are to
different to can use native controls using an SWF implementation that is
imitating the behaviour of Win32 API on all operating systems (I mean Mono

>> On Windows there are system colors that could be used to color controls.
>> Is
>> the something equivalent on X11 and OS X?
> System Colors and MWF  are in our TODO list... we have not started on
> that yet.

And is it possible to use system colors on X11 and OS X as well?


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