[Mono-winforms-list] Howto mix WinForms and Cairo?

Kornél Pál kornelpal at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 2 12:38:43 EDT 2005

System.Windows.Forms is not using Cairo directly. It uses System.Drawing
that uses GDI+ on Windows and libgdiplus on all other platform. libgdiplus
uses Cairo as well as other components. So System.Windows.Forms is far from

I don't think you can manage to manipulate System.Drawing objects using
Cairo and I don't recommend to do so. Use System.Drawing to draw on Forms.

Mono.Cairo and System.Windows.Forms cannot interact so you can't use Cairo
to draw to a Form but you can use Cairo for anything it supports.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Clemens Eisserer" <linuxhippy at gmail.com>
To: <mono-winforms-list at lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 6:08 PM
Subject: [Mono-winforms-list] Howto mix WinForms and Cairo?

Hi there,

I am trying to mix Cairo and WinForms, however I don't get it ;-)
Is this possible at all? A very basic example would be enough.

Thank you in advance, lg Clemens
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