[Mono-dev] Patches for mono-winforms

Rob Wilkens robwilkens at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 11:18:08 UTC 2012

On 06/09/2012 03:03 AM, Stifu wrote:
> Rob: WPF is no more open than WinForms, and both start with "Windows"
> anyway.
> By the way, as far as I'm concerned, WPF is pretty much dead (possibly
> more-so than WinForms). At first, the Mono team didn't want to implement it
> because it was too big, too complex, and they just didn't have enough
> resources to do it. At this point, I think it's no longer worth
> reimplementing even if they had the resources for it.

That's ok I guess, and i guess i also agree that WPF is dying if not dead.

I have one WPF app i wrote (an administation tool for a website, 
basically a photo and description uploader).  I had already started 
porting that to GTK# (I got as far as prompting the user for a database 
login and confirming that login on the remote server), which is when i 
ran into my first bug about a month ago and decided rather than work on 
porting my project I'd work on getting mono more functional first.

One thing i'd love to see in gtk# though, and i don't know if i'm going 
to have to write this myself, is an html editor control.  It doesn't 
have to be super complex, maybe something like a rich text editor which 
supports fonts that could convert just things like bold, italic, and 
underline to html.  In WinForms i was able to use a free 
HtmlEditor-control which was based on a WebBrowser control, but i don't 
think a webbrowser control is an option with mono.


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