[Mono-winforms-list] Mono-winforms-list Digest, Vol 110, Issue 2

Dan Gray grayarea56 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 19:43:36 UTC 2016

Thanks a million, this is probably what I'll do in the future.

Thanks again,

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 12:29 PM, Baltasar García Perez-Schofield <
baltasarq at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, Dan,
> Thanks Baltasar,
>> Since it's deprecated, what do you suggest I use instead?
> Ufff... here be dragons.
> http://www.mono-project.com/docs/gui/
> Winforms would be ideal if it was finished, since you would not have to
> write any other code. Unfortunately, it is not. Take into account that
> there is not support for WPF.
> Okay, probably the best graphic toolkit available, when talking about
> completeness, for C#/mono, is Gtk#. Gtk# is able to show windows and
> graphics of any kind (Cairo), in Windows, Mac and Linux. It's a good
> option, I think the best one currently, though it is also maybe
> temperamental and capricious in how to show widgets to the user (it thinks
> it knows better than you). Since you would paint in the window canvas
> though Cairo, I think you're safe, though. You also have an installer for
> each platform.
> http://www.mono-project.com/docs/gui/gtksharp/tutorials/
> You can use Stetic, included in the MonoDevelop/Xamarin Studio
> environment, or still use Visual Studio if you're ready to code the GUI by
> yourself (this what I personally recommend).
> QtSharp is cool, since it gives you access to Qt, a great toolkit, for C#.
> However, I don't know how easy is to distribute a cross-platform
> application with it.
> https://github.com/ddobrev/QtSharp
> Xwt is an effort to create a truly toolkit which is native for each
> platform. I don't know about its maturity, though.
> https://github.com/mono/xwt
> As you can see, there are lots of options, none of them totally good. I'd
> stick to Gtk#: either create a specific UI for Linux, or even replace your
> curent view with a Gtk# one, which will be cross-platform. I mean, provided
> you are ready to "re-code".
> Anyway, you app with Cairo (included with Gtk#) could be interesting.
> -- baltasar
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