[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop.Dock working in Windows both with Gtk#/Mono and Gtk#/.NET

Lluis Sanchez Gual lluis at novell.com
Mon Jul 7 13:44:19 EDT 2008

El dg 06 de 07 de 2008 a les 23:56 +0200, en/na David Anes va escriure:
> Hi all.
> I've been investigating if Monodevelop's Docking library works as
> expected in Windows environments.
> I built the library against Gtk# 2.10 and it worked correctly using
> the latest mono distribution for windows. I had some problems running
> it directly from .NET and the Gtk# 2.10 installer that I solved using
> some files from the Mono distribution, putting them in the same folder
> of my application. These files are the MonoPosixHelper.dll and
> MonoPosix.dll, in case some of you want to use the library directly in
> .NET (I think this is due to the use of Gettext).
> In the last couple of days I've been trying to "integrate" the look of
> the docking widgets, but I failed doing so (Wimp theme seems to not
> respect some Style.PaintXXX methods correctly).
> So I'm planning to take two paths to accomplish this task:
> a) Modify how Monodevelop.Dock arrange widgets for docking: this can be harder.
> b) Draw our custom widgets specially for MonoDevelop (ala Eclipse does
> for the docking pads): this seems easier.
> What do you think is the best path to follow?

The best path would be to find out what's the problem with Style.Paint
and WIMP, or maybe use another theme. I don't like the idea of adding
windows-specific drawing code to the widgets. That's what themes are

> I'm asking this in order to start hacking on the library and
> (eventually) get the changes applied to trunk if possible.
> Thanks.
> David.
> PD: Is the Monodevelop Devel list working?? I subscribed but I do not
> receive mail... :/

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