[Mono-winforms-list] Creating a GUI with Winforms

Sascha Manns Sascha.Manns at mailbox.org
Mon Jan 2 09:58:36 UTC 2017

Hi Baltasar,

On 01.01.2017 20:25, Baltasar GarcĂ­a Perez-Schofield wrote:
> Hi, Sachsa,
>     i'm starting to learn C# on Linux. So i can't use Visual Studio.
>     Actually i'm using Rider, but it haven't a visual editor for winforms.
>     Now i found https://github.com/mono/mwf-designer . Is that the
>     prefered
>     way to create winforms on Linux? The last commit there is 6 years ago.
> Windows Forms is there in any mono installation, without the need to
> install anything else, so I understand it is tempting. Unfortunately,
> Winforms is currently considered obsolete, both by Microsoft (which
> has offered wpf since long time ago), and Xamarin (which never
> completed Mono's Winforms support at 100%). That said, you can use
> Winforms in Linux if the available support meets your needs.
> The best GUI to use now is probably Gtk#, which works in Windows,
> Linux and Mac.The only woe here is that it is based in Gtk+ 2, while
> nowadays Gtk +3 is currently the thing to target. It still works for
> now, hope it also works in the future.
Thanks for explaining.
What have a windows user to do if he wants to run a Gtk# program? Just
install Mono?

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