[MonoDevelop] Forms Designer in MonoDevelop

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 15:01:12 EST 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Mike Kestner <mkestner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-01-21 at 09:02 +0100, Mike Krüger wrote:
>> Ripping out the forms designer shouldn't be that hard at all (in fact
>> it's 'just' ripping out some services which should be provided) -
>> integrating it into monodevelop ... is a lot of work, but doable.
> Using the S.W.F.Designer infrastructure also introduces the issue of
> embedding SWF Controls into Gtk# containers, right?  This isn't an issue
> for SharpDevelop since it's a Forms app.
> Or has somebody already solved that problem?  I know a few had tried,
> but it was a pretty thorny challenge.

Yes, I believe this is the main issue. We do have the 1.1 designer
framework mostly implemented in Mono thanks to Ivan, but when he tried
to integrate it into MD he ran into a lot of issues with toolkit
interop that prevent him from getting it properly working.

Michael Hutchinson

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