Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Mar 2006 16:41 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Mono Project What makes a Mono developer tick? Linux format has a brief interview with Edd Dumbill and Niel Bornstein, two prominent Mono coders who've just written a book on the open source .NET implementation. They explain the advantages of C# over other languages, and give a bit of advice for budding Mono app developers.
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WinForms
by snowflake on Wed 15th Mar 2006 19:51 UTC
snowflake
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2005-07-20

I am concerned about the lack of progress in delivering WinForms, although GTK# is capable, I am more interested in using WinForms for crossplatform work and at the moment it just justn't really work.

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RE: WinForms
by ma_d on Wed 15th Mar 2006 19:55 in reply to "WinForms"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

I think they want .Net 2.0 compatibility first.

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RE[2]: WinForms
by segedunum on Wed 15th Mar 2006 21:32 in reply to "RE: WinForms"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

I think they want .Net 2.0 compatibility first.

Hmmm. It really does depend on what is meant by .Net 2.0 compatiblity, because you can go on trying to achieve that for years.

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RE: WinForms
by calberto on Wed 15th Mar 2006 22:40 in reply to "WinForms"
calberto Member since:
2006-01-30

Well, there's been an advance in the Winforms area, and it's planned to have most the api done for the 1.2 release. However, you can try the current status checking out the code from the mono svn.

Carlos.

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RE: WinForms
by nzjrs on Wed 15th Mar 2006 23:59 in reply to "WinForms"
nzjrs Member since:
2006-01-02

Like most things in the free software world nothing comes without work. According to http://www.mfconsulting.com/blog/archives/000128.html if the community wants winforms support then they need to help test it.

So go and find a windows form application, download mono and winforms, and test it out! Submit bug reports and comments in the appropriate places and be positive!

Good things take time. In doing the above it made me realise, holy s$%t thats an amazing piece of coding which allows me to pick a random .net app from codeproject.com and have it run, unmodified, on linux!

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RE[2]: WinForms
by umccullough on Thu 16th Mar 2006 00:28 in reply to "RE: WinForms"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Usually when I go find a winforms app to test in mono - it's NOT winforms support that is lacking - but usually something else. Many of the apps I try to run under mono just simply die with no error in the console (even with verbose and debug output on)

Mono is still missing some non-winforms support that prevents many VStudio-built apps from running properly.

But otherwise, I love the project, and I try out new versions when they're available!

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RE: WinForms
by MatzeB on Fri 17th Mar 2006 08:05 in reply to "WinForms"
MatzeB Member since:
2005-07-06

Instead of using the Microsoft WinForms API to develop applications that run great on windows and okay on linux. Why not use Gtk# to develop applications that run great on linux and okay on windows? Really gtk# is as cross platform as Windows.Forms will be when it works completely in mono.

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