[MonoDevelop] MD and Winforms

Petit Eric surfzoid at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 03:14:34 EDT 2009

2009/6/8 Ian Norton <inb at ncipher.com>:
> On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 06:05 +0100, Ernesto wrote:
>> El 07/06/2009 08:22 a.m., Ian Norton escribió:
>> > For those of us out there that end up needing to use winforms, do you?:-
>> >
>> > * lay out the winforms code by hand,
>> > * fire up visual studio on a windows pc/vm
>> > * try with mwf-designer.
>> >
>> I use Visual C# Express to create new forms. Otherwise, I maintain
>> winforms code by hand (which is most of the time). My forms have lots of
>> custom controls and visual hierarchy, and mwf-designer fails badly.
> Yes, I really hope MWF gets some love soon :)
>> One of these days, I'm going to spend some time trying to run Visual C#
>> 2008 or SharpDevelop on Wine. One can get Microsoft .NET Framework to
>> install under Wine. I wonder if newer versions of Wine can run basic VS
>> or SD.
I think the best way to install .Net framework and then VS, is "PlayOnLinux"

> VS or SD do not work under wine yet, i've tried with the latest
> crossover office too. I suspect that they both require too much in the
> way of kernel based services for them ever to work on wine or mono.
>> I also thought about trying to get SharpDevelop to run on Mono. Perhaps
>> trying to replace Windows API dependencies (which I guess are mostly
>> about toolbars and other UI elements) with managed versions. But the new
>> SharpDevelop 3.0 has some strong dependencies on Windows _and_ MS .NET's
>> features not implemented in Mono.
> SD probably will never run on mono, it uses too many p-invoke calls,
> plus for forms layout it uses the designers built into .net, mono doesnt
> have these yet.
>> Anyway, I guess it's going to be all about the mwf-designer if and when
>> it's working.
> I did recently find an old release of x-develop (2.0) , it is a java
When tried the demo, i find winforms not really same as the Winform, i
simply tried to open an existing Winform VS solution, but it wasn't
able to edit existing winforms, only create new one and very strange
> based IDE but has c# support targeting mono and windows, it has a gui
> designer that seems to work for winforms and gtk. but it is commercial
> and quite strange to use. The most recent incarnation of it has
> dropped .net as a target too.
> I think part of our problem is that gtk# is so much nicer to develop for
> than winforms ;)
> Ian
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