[Gtk-sharp-list] Improving Gtk#
Rafael Teixeira <email@example.com>
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 11:18:58 -0300
Hi Miguel and people,
Just some thoughts:
What I miss more in GTK# is that it doesn't have the
pluggable/self-describing nature of .NET controls (Web and Win) for
it's controls. That comes down to this big question:
How do I plug a whole new component in glade/stetic at design-time?
How easy it is?
I envision utilizing the System.ComponentModel as the basis for a new
version of GTK# to make it easy to write and plug components in it.
Notice how big the visual/functional component business is with VB6
and WinForms/WebForms, that is only possible because they can be
written independently and just plug in the infrastructure, and run.
A .NET component implements/consumes lots of interfaces to dialog with
the chain of containers containing it at design and at run-time, and
expose many attributes telling, for instance, the default event and
Project Simios.Forms aims to encapsulate GTK#, in a
System.ComponentModel wrapper making it easier to have the rich
design-time experience we enjoy with .NET Controls, but I think that
it would be better to have it built-in directly in GTK#.
Hope it helps us make GTK# better,
On 4/26/05, Miguel de Icaza <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As people develop applications with Gtk#, I would love to hear
> people's opinion on what we can do to make Gtk# better.
> I am posting a few ideas that we could discuss:
> * TreeView and NodeStore: Useful? Complex? What would
> people like to see there?
> * Rendering: Gdk stinks for rendering, do you find convenient
> the code to use System.Drawing in Gtk-dotnet.dll? What about
> Are people using either one?
> * What third party widgets you are using?
> * What third party widgets from the Gtk+ world you feel are
> missing for Mono developers?
> * What things do you find obnoxious, annoying about Gtk#?
> * Do you use/need OpenGL? If you do, how do you do it?
> * What kind of samples are missing?
> * What kind of tutorials you would like to see?
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
I'm trying to become a "Rosh Gadol" before my own eyes.=20
See http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2004/12/06.html for enlightment.