[MonoDevelop] Missing Widgets

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 11:55:41 EDT 2007

On 3/15/07, Rafael Teixeira <monoman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Delphi now supports ADO.NET, and it's binding mechanism which is
> similar but incompatible with Delphi's own. I think that writing GTK#
> controls/widgets that accept the ADO.NET binding mechanism like the
> ones we already implemented for WinForms and for ASP.NET(WebForms) is
> easier to do and more consistent, as the programmer sees things in the
> same way across all UI-toolkits, and uses the database tools already
> available in the framework and in MonoDevelop.

Bear in mind that GTK# is part of the parallel Free stack, so it
should ideally avoid taking hard dependencies on technologies which
are not part of the CLR/CLI/C# standard. I haven't checked but I'd
assume it doesn't include ADO.NET.

That said, there's no problem with creating a databinding library
subclassed from the GTK widgets that uses ASP.NET. Alternatively GTK#
could have some other kind of databinding mechanism built in with an
ADO.NET adaptor made available to make things easier for people.

Michael Hutchinson

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