[MonoDevelop] Can't edit or open GTK Form

Vladimir Giszpenc vgiszpenc at dsci.com
Fri Dec 4 08:11:25 EST 2009

Hi Limantoro,

> Does anyone know, how to solve my problem ? ...
> my monodevelope can't open or edit gtk forms, just only coded view.

You may need to get your hands dirty and cheat.  
Assuming you can't figure out what you did to break it (you probably
renamed something like the window or the namespace or maybe added a
custom control although these things usually work) you can sort of start

Make a new window.
Get out of MonoDevelop.
Go mess with gtk-gui/gui.stetic file.  This is an XML file from which
Stetic builds the code behind and the GUI.  You can re-add all the
controls from the lost window to the new window.
Get back in MonoDevelop and see if the controls are on the new window
and you can see them.
Move your code to the new window.
You can now delete the old window.

This is an awful hack but it might work.

Good luck,


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