[MonoDevelop] Gtk# GUI Designer?

Marcos Carneiro da Rocha mcrocha@terra.com.br
Thu, 08 Jul 2004 15:20:43 -0300

On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 11:42, Dan Winship wrote:

Hi Dan,

don't you think that a gui designer that build a pure c# code would be
better then glade's xml approach ???

Marcos Carneiro da Rocha

> On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 21:51 +0200, Sven H. wrote:
> > I am very interested in using Monodevelop as multi-platform GUI RAD 
> > tool. The best option for now seems to use Glade which is not integrated 
> > into MD. I read at several places that there are plans for a new Gtk# 
> > GUI Designer not based on Monodevelop but I was under the impression 
> > that the work on this is not really started.
> That's correct. I'm the person who's going to be hacking on it, but I'm
> still busy with Evolution 2.0 stuff right now...
> > Are there any concrete plans about the design of such a Gtk# GUI Designer?
> Yes. I'm hoping to combine the best ideas from a bunch of different GUI
> designers (mostly Glade, the Visual Studio forms designer, and the
> NeXT/OS X Interface Builder, but I've looked at a bunch of other
> Tk/Motif/Qt/etc GUI designers too.) One of the big problems with Glade
> is that the Gtk box model sort of forces you to plan everything out in
> advance, and if you change your mind about the layout, you often have to
> completely tear everything apart and rebuild with new boxes. I want to
> make it so you can just lay out the widgets, and have it automatically
> figure out the right set of boxes for you.
> > Is there a time schedule?
> No
> > Given the amount of work needed to implement the Gtk# GUI Designer -  
> > would it be sensible to implement a monodevelop/glade add-in as interim 
> > solution?
> Well, you can already have glade files in your Monodevelop projects,
> right? I don't know how easy it would be to modify Glade so that it
> could actually run inside the Monodevelop window.
> -- Dan
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