[Gtk-sharp-list] Installing Gtk# on Windows
brad at getcoded.net
Wed Nov 19 15:05:22 EST 2008
On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 20:58 +0100, Christian Hoff wrote:
> Alexy Khrabrov schrieb:
> > Christian -- thanks, that worked!
> > So now I can reference glib-sharp.dll and gtk-sharp.dll from F#
> > directly, and if glue DLLs are on the path, things run fine. What I
> > wonder is, there's much extra files around each DLL, with .config and
> > whatnot. Do any of the extra files help VS, and then how should I try
> > to preserve that info?
> No, these files are not related to Visual Studio; they are needed for
> automake. The Medsphere installer seems to add a project type to VS via
> a registry hack, but no idea how they do it. You will have to look at
> the code in their SVN repository to find it out.
The old Medsphere installers (that were based upon Paco Martinez's
wonderful work) added a template file so that you could easily start a
Gtk# project, but Medsphere doesn't distribute those anymore. If you
wanted to do that, I'm sure you could find a tutorial online somewhere.
To be able to add gtk-sharp and friends as references in Visual Studio,
current installers do the following:
<RegistryKey Root="HKLM" Action="createAndRemoveOnUninstall"
<RegistryValue Type="string" Value="[MergeRedirectFolder]lib
which, in WiX-speak, creates a registry key in HKeyLocalMachine\SOFTWARE
\Microsoft\VisualStudio\$(VERSION)\AssemblyFolders\$(DLL) with the path
to where the DLLs live. This should be really easy to do by hand.
Hope this helps.
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