[MonoDevelop] Questions about MDI

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 06:11:03 EST 2006

Hi Neil,

First as someone said, MD just exposes the GUI toolkit, that it also
uses, called GTK+, and wrapped for managed languages as GTK#.

Anyway, AFAIK, it is by design that GTK+ doesn't offer a MDI feature
(meaning a desktop-like space inside a window with overlapped child
windows and also iconized child windows).

The GTK+ developers think that MDI is a flawed concept and offer
alternatives, like tabbed and adjustable-split layouts, that MD itself


On 11/16/06, Neil Munro <neilmunro at gmail.com> wrote:
> First off I am really appreciative of all the help given so far, it's been
> fantastic to actually build something graphical for Linux, now the course I
> am doing, we are building a small HTML editor using MDI, now my question is,
> is it possible under monodevelop to use MDI? And if so, how? A link to a
> tutorial would be fantastic. I downloaded the latest stable version ( 1.2 I
> think) and have begun to use that, I have found signals such as 'Parent Set'
> I presume there is SOME MDI stuff in there, but some pointers (and not as in
> the & * type) would be useful.
> Thanks
> Neil Munro
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