[Mono-winforms-list] Mono-1.1.4, gdiplus and Cairo on OSX

Jens Andersen jens@iostream.net
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 19:24:12 +0100

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Hello Win-Formers ;-),

I'm trying to run a simple WinForms demo (see attachment) on my OSX 
(10.3.8 with X installed) using Mono 1.1.4*. When starting the program 
I'm then getting an error telling me that the gdiplus.dll can't be found.

Then I enable debug (export MONO_LOG_LEVEL=debug) and I can then see 
that gdiplus.dll can't be loaded (surprise ;-)). Then I try to see if 
libgdiplus is defined in pkgconfig but typing:
"pkg-config --libs-only-L libgdiplus" but the command does return some 
surprising stuff:

"Package cairo was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `cairo.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
Package 'cairo', required by 'libgdiplus', not found"

and correct cairo.pc is not defined in $MONO_HOME/lib/pkgconfig/. Could 
some of you please tell me what I have to do now to get the Winforms 
running on my OSX? (And yes I have tried to the the application running 
using macpack but without and luck)

best regards,

Jens Andersen

*I'm not starting the program from the x-term but form the "normal" OSX 

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//CSC /r:system.drawing.dll /r:system.windows.forms.dll filename.cs
//For [ Beta 2]

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : Form
 Label label1  = new Label();
 TextBox textBox1 = new TextBox();
 Button button1 = new Button();
 Label label2 = new Label();

 public Form1()
  label1.Location = new Point(56, 48);
  label1.Name = "label1";
  label1.TabIndex = 0;
  label1.Text = "Enter Ur Name : "; 

  textBox1.Location = new Point(176, 48);
  textBox1.Name = "textBox1";
  //textBox1.Size = new Size(112, 20);
  textBox1.Text = "";

  button1.Location = new Point(128, 104);
  button1.Name = "button1";
  button1.Text = "Click Me";

  label2.Location = new Point(88, 192);
  label2.Name = "label2";

  button1.Click += new System.EventHandler(button1_Click1a);

  //Controls.AddRange(new Control[] 
  //{label2, button1, textBox1, label1});
  //Instead of this u can use the Following

 static void Main() 
  Application.Run(new Form1());
 private void button1_Click1a(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
  label2.Text = "Thanks a Lot ";