[MonoDevelop] Some questions/suggestions

Ben Maurer bmaurer@users.sourceforge.net
Tue, 02 Mar 2004 18:26:51 -0500


On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 17:16, Mike Kr├╝ger wrote:
> Hi
> Will Gtk# have a PropertyGrid like control? This would help much because
> it would be possible to make backend bindings much easier and they could
> be swapped between #D and MonoDevelop with ease.
Yes, we will have one. It is a pretty hard control though.

> The same for the Forms Designer ... consider using the Microsoft
> services infrastructure and you only need to implement the missing parts
> ... the other parts are inside #D. Another point using the MS
> infrastructure is that it IS inside .NET (and in mono) ... people know
> how to make components for .NET and then components will work on mono
> and MS .NET the same way.
Well, I am not sure how much this could work. The design model for Gtk#
is so different than the one for SWF, i am not sure how we could make
this work. For example, swf has no concept of a box model.

However, in terms of things like the [Description] attribute, or
attributes to say `this is a color, show a color picker', we might be
able to do. We have yet to truely start working on a Gtk# designer. One
of the Ximian guys is going to work on that in a few months.

> btw. a property grid is useful for the forms designer too :)
Very much so.

-- Ben