[Mono-winforms-list] Drawing in a winform using Gtk C# in Xamarin Studio

RoboPi antiquecraftsman at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 7 16:42:06 UTC 2015

Thanks for the quick reply.  Unfortunately I'm new to all of this and I don't know what I'm doing so I'll try to explain
I'm running Windows 7.I downloaded Monodevelop Xamarin StudioWhen I start a project I choose New SolutionFrom there I chose .NET and Gtk# 2.0 ProjectI then select MainWindow.cs opened with Window Designer
I get a form to design and create code for the objects I place on the form. 
When I run the program I get a "Window" that contains all my buttons, etc. 

So that's where I'm at.  

I've placed a "DrawingArea" object (or widget?) from the toolbox onto the form. 

Now I would like to draw to that drawing area. 

So I need to find some documentation or tutorials on how to do that. 

That's where I'm at. 

So what am I using here?  Is this a Gtk C# window?   Or a Winform?
And can I use a standard Windows form in this studio?  I used to have Microsoft C# studio and I could draw to a windows forms pretty easily.  But it doesn't seem to work the same in the Monodevelop Xamarin studio. 

I just need to get past this graphics problem and I can get on with writing my code to draw the simulations I want to program. 

I just can't figure out how to draw to the "DrawingArea" object, or widget? 
I've been looking for a tutorial on how to do that and I couldn't find one. 

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You should either use WinForms or GTK#, not both.
If you want to use WinForms, then you should draw using GDI+, the same way you would in .NET.
If you want to use GTK#, then you should draw using GDK (http://docs.go-mono.com/?link=T%3aGdk.Pixbuf).

RoboPi wroteHello,

I'm looking for help or tutorials on how to draw to a drawingarea on a Windows Form using C# in Xamarin Studio.  I just need to draw simple shapes, line, rectangles, circles, and be able to fill them in with color. 

A simple sample code would be great.

I haven't been able to find anything on YouTube or Google. 
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
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