[MonoDevelop] Are there plans for a WPF/Silverlight/Moonlight graphical designer?

Ian Norton-Badrul ian.norton at thales-esecurity.com
Wed Jul 14 15:27:02 EDT 2010

More like a split preview/editor than a full designer but you might like




Since the above it now uses gtksourceview.  Underneath it uses
moonlight.gtk, It might work quite well if I can figure out how to make
it into an addin



On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 07:50:13PM +0100, Owen Pellegrin wrote:
>    I've been experimenting with the design extensibility in Visual Studio.
>     I'm kind of curious about the plans for design extensibility in
>    Monodevelop; I think it'd be interesting to try and produce Silverlight
>    controls that have a good experience cross-platform.  I tried to
>    experiment with it a little bit but found there's no visual designer and
>    the properties tool window doesn't allow editing elements in Moonlight
>    applications, so right now my answer is "It isn't supported."
>    Sharpdevelop's designer has some kind of support, but it's not following
>    the same model as the VS/Blend extensibility model.  I'm not sure if I can
>    assume that means Monodevelop will follow the same path, since it's
>    possible Mono could implement an implementation of the same extensibility
>    model as VS/Blend.  I doubt this is the case, but I'm fishing for
>    something a little more substantial than a guess.
>    I don't care if the answer involves "there is no known timeframe", because
>    that in and of itself is a valid answer.  Can anyone help?

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