[Mono-winforms-list] Forms Architecture

Pedro Martínez Juliá pedromj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 08:00:52 EST 2006

I really don't know what you means with "native implementation".
System.Windows.Forms would be cross-platform and it includes platforms
without native controls/widgets. In Linux there are many GUI toolkits,
using, for example, GTK should angry KDE users... providing a Theme
oriented way is very fun because we can have GTK, KDE, Fox, SWT or other
toolkit you can use with MONO (through PInvoke or as managed toolkit).

The theme engine implemented in Managed.Windows.Forms could use an
unoptimized design but it has, at least, all controls drawed with
System.Drawing, and I think it's a very good way.

Yes, you can help a lot with this and I encourage you to take a look at
the Theme Engine and see if you can help in it's design. I think we (all
SWF developers) should write a WhitePaper describing a good way to write
a control using theme engine.

Thank's all Managed.Windows.Forms developers for their great work!!!



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