[Mono-dev] Patches for mono-winforms
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"
> 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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