Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 12:53 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS Just a few days after Mono got ported to SkyOS, SkyOS now has support for System.Windows.Forms. A screenshot of the first C# application using System.Windows.Forms developed in and for SkyOS is available at the SkyOS website. Support is not complete yet, obviously.
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RE[3]: Make ur own
by Botty on Sat 18th Feb 2006 01:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Make ur own"
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You are calling .net C#, people need to understand there are many languages for .net, C# is just the most common. Boo is probably the best of the languages - the .net platform allows much easier language development. This way you can focus on language usability, features, and syntax niceness, with a fairly fast backend (Boo code is as fast as C#)

There is nothing stopping someone from creating a truely cross platofrm .net gui. I can imagine it being quite nice. XML based, and rather than setting pixel sizes, etc you just create a hierarchy of components. You establish interrelations like this component is on the border of this component, etc. The layout is created based on the target gui/theme. This way it looks right in native guis. Windows support would be easiest - just access System.Windows.Forms.

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RE[4]: Make ur own
by umccullough on Sat 18th Feb 2006 02:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Make ur own"
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Or even - if developers are nice enough to separate presentation layers from functionality - each OS could have native .NET bindings for GUI - and developers can write .NET code that directly works with each OS as necessary... of course this is a lot more work for the OS vendor, AND for the developer, but it's a heck of a lot better than having every OS with a completely different development platform as the original poster suggested.

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