[Mono-winforms-list] Gtk# or Mono Winforms for Linux-only project

Vitor Hugo Barros vitor.h.barros at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 06:44:53 EDT 2008

Hello Daniel!

I've sucessfully worked with OpenGL graphics using the Tao Framework. This
framework has bindings for OpenGL, OpenAL, SDL, DevIL, Lua, ... and it works
great with mono (officially supported) both on Linux an Windows!

Maybe you could give it a try <http://www.taoframework.com/> and check if it
suits your needs.


Vitor Hugo Barros

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Stefanos A. <stapostol at gmail.com> wrote:

> Την Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:07:14 +0300,ο(η) Daniel Lidström
> <daniel.lidstrom at sbg.se> έγραψε:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I'm in the process of evaluating ways to use Mono on a Linux platform. It
> > would be interesting to hear your opinion on what GUI toolkit to use.
> > From
> > what I understand, Gtk# is a little bit more mature than Mono Winforms,
> > although the latter is progressing fast it seems. I have a few
> > requirements
> > though:
> >
> > *  Must support 3d graphics somehow (we use OpenGL now, in a C++
> > environment)
> This is possible on both WinForms and GTK# throught OpenTK.GLControl
> (http://www.opentk.com) and Gtk.GLWidget respectively
> (https://sourceforge.net/projects/glwidget/).
> > *  GUI Designer must be available
> AFAIK, MonoDevelop has a GTK# designer and I *think* there is a Mono
> WinForms designer available. Anyone knows for sure?
> > *  Must be possible to create custom controls
> This should be possible with both.
> >
> > When you have the luxury of starting more or less from scratch, which
> > toolkit would you suggest?
> Many will probably disagree, but I find the GTK# API a little awkward to
> use (being autogenerated and all). On the other hand, GTK# right now
> integrates *much* with the desktop compared to WinForms. My suggestion
> would be to write a few apps on both APIs and see which you like better.
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