[Mono-winforms-list] Winforms on KDE Ubuntu 8.10

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Sat Feb 14 02:42:54 EST 2009

I found out just last week about the "secret" to properly size controls.
Some specific sizing problems can be Mono bugs, though, but I guess what you
need is:
Top thing on that page. It's a font-related issue, and doesn't just affect
Mono or Linux, but any configuration that doesn't have the expected font. As
for me, it wasn't "AutoScaleBaseSize" (unlike what's said on the page) but:

this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;

I removed those lines, and the problem was gone. Basically, just look for
"AutoScale" in your Form file(s).

Redraw problems are most likely Mono bugs, which should be reported. That
said, if you have the Mono version shipped by default with Ubuntu, ie:
1.9.1, you're bound to encounter bugs that have already been fixed. Being
not particularly attached to Ubuntu myself, I actually moved from Ubuntu to
openSUSE 2 days ago, and am happy I made that move. Installing Mono 2.2 was
easy, and I have up-to-date software by default (such as OpenOffice 3.0
rather than 2.4, and so on). That said, if you're not as lazy as me, you can
also install/compile the latest Mono on Ubuntu yourself.

W Allan Edwards wrote:
> What is the secret to allowing a winforms app to properly size dialogs and
> controls when run on KDE/Gnome on Ubuntu Linux?
> Also, some redraw probelms appear to be occuring.  Not all of the windows
> being shown on the Linux Desktop are drawing completly.  Pieces of them
> are missing.  If you resize a window it will redraw them properly.  
> Allan

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