[MonoDevelop] Monolight on Monodevelop

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Fri Oct 21 17:57:28 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 09:31:45PM +0100, Leonel Florin Selles wrote:
> How can I design a monolight app with monodevelop, I already know hot to
> start a monolight-desktop with monodevelop, what I want is visual design.
> grettengs

Hi Leonal,

MD did/does have a designer for moonlight but I never got on with it when
writing desktop apps ( I didn't want to write a desktop app using xap files ) 
so wrote somthing similar to XamlPad :-


You can write raw XAML into the editor and see it rendered, It doesn't support
Xaml using the x:Class option, that won't work at runtime as it needs compiler

My favorite thing I've made with it recently is a pure xaml busy-spinner thing:


XamlPreviewer is meant for writing stuff that works on top of MoonBase, my moonlight/wpf
based framework for desktop apps.


The idea is that you do proper MVVM with separate views and view models, and
you write/test your views inside XamlPreviewer or XamlPad.

I have an external command in my monodevelop setup to spawn XamlPreviewer if I

It should work on top of the current trunk of moonlight-desktop but I honestly
have not tried a recent moonlight build, I'd really appreciate any bug  reports
or questions :)



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