[MonoDevelop] Windows Apps and MonoDevelop 2.0

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Tue May 19 00:34:11 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 5:44 PM, beetle2001 <beetle2001 at mail.ru> wrote:
> Thank you, for the feedback.
> It`s a pity that MD has no visual disigner for WinForms ((( Console
> applications are insufficient for Windows in most cases, and there`s no
> sense of using VS.NET for visual part and MD for the rest. In this case it`s
> better to use VS.NET only. So MD can`t be used to write serious applications
> for Windows yet. It`s a pity.
> Hope to see IDE to be used to write serious apps for Win and Linux.
> But it`s a great step on the way to Win-Lin compaibility anyway.
> Thank you.

If you *need* winforms and cannot possibly use Gtk# instead than you
probably want to use SharpDevelop instead.  Assuming that you develop
your application to be portable, you can run the compiled assembly
directly on Linux.

I have yet to wrap my head around the "we want winforms but want to
use a IDE designed for another platform and written using a different
widget toolkit to code it" statements that keep cropping up on this
mailing list.  Uhm, WTF?

Chris Howie

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