[MonoDevelop] Gtk# GUI Designer?

Payton Byrd plbyrd@bellsouth.net
Fri, 9 Jul 2004 08:51:11 -0500

Why?  Microsoft is moving in the XML direction with Avalon.  I think it
helps combine the worlds of web development and client development and
makes client-server even more appealing to the enterprise.

Payton Byrd

-----Original Message-----
From: monodevelop-list-admin@lists.ximian.com
[mailto:monodevelop-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Marcos
Carneiro da Rocha
Sent: July 8, 2004 1:21 PM
To: Dan Winship
Cc: Sven H.; monodevelop-list@lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] Gtk# GUI Designer?

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
> > into MD. I read at several places that there are plans for a new
> > 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
> still busy with Evolution 2.0 stuff right now...
> > Are there any concrete plans about the design of such a Gtk# GUI
> Yes. I'm hoping to combine the best ideas from a bunch of different
> 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
> 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
> > 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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