[Mono-dev] Patches for mono-winforms
Steven Boswell II
ulatekh at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 9 15:57:23 UTC 2012
Once I get done with this round of WinForms bug-fixing, I plan to get back to my original project -- C# bindings to the Qt application-building library.
Recently, the kde-bindings list's "Qyoto" project reached an important milestone -- the current code builds and runs on both Linux and MS Windows. (That took FOREVER, and I learned a lot about cmake in the process.)
However, Qyoto involves several levels of indirection between C# and Qt, and so I've been looking at mono-cxxi, given its relative leanness. (For one thing, I have a better chance of getting my head wrapped around mono-cxxi's source code, since there's so much less of it. :-)
From: Rob Wilkens <robwilkens at gmail.com>
To: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
Sent: Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Patches for mono-winforms
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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