[Mono-devel-list] WinForms and wxWidgets
Peter Dennis Bartok
peter at novonyx.com
Sun Oct 31 18:58:54 EST 2004
>> Why can't/won't we do the same with SWF on top of wxWidgets.NET ?
>That's the question I meant to ask. :-)
wxWidgets controls do not provide all the features the matching SWF
counterparts require. => That means we'd have to implement the full control
ourselves in managed code. That's one of the same issues we had with Wine,
wxWidgets does not provide all the events to match what's required for SWF.
If we were to ignore those points and implemented the controls, and only
used the underlying window system interface, we would have the issue of
making System.Drawing/cairo play nice with the device contexts from
wxWidgets before we could display anything. And then we would still have an
additional intermediate layer, as opposed to what we have now, which goes
directly to the OS.
Before we started over on SWF, we did go over various options and choices,
including wxWidgets, but none of them was suitable to get the work done any
faster or any better.
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