[Mono-osx] Mono 2.6 and Windows.Forms on MacOSX
Lee V. Andrus
landrus2 at by-rite.net
Mon Nov 30 16:15:39 EST 2009
> Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
>> Has anyone used both WinForms and GTK# on Mac OS X such that you can
>> share which was better behaved and more productive?
> GTK# and Cocoa# are better than windows.forms on Linux and OSX but i would
> like to see an update to windows.forms on OSX.
> windows.forms is much better on Linux than OSX.
> it would be great to have the same performances on OSX and Linux (i'm
> talking about windows.forms)
It is possible to use the same X11 driver for Windows.Forms that is used on
Linux. First, make sure the free X11 server is installed and running. I
believe it is available on the OS X installation disk, but may not be
installed by default. Then define the following environment variables when
starting a Mono application: DISPLAY=0.0 MONO_MWF_MAC_FORCE_X11=whatever.
Note that the X11 server for Mac is an application in its own right and all
X11 windows are associated with it rather than the client applications.
I am currently working on a Cocoa-based replacement for the Carbon Driver
that is the default implementation of Windows.Forms on OS X. I hope that it
will eliminate some inefficiencies and some impediments to support of 64-bit
applications. After I get it working as well as the Carbon Driver, I will
start filling in some of the missing pieces.
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