[MonoDevelop] monodevelop On Mac OS X

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 15:06:35 EST 2008

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Lluis Sanchez <lluis at ximian.com> wrote:
>  El dj 14 de 02 del 2008 a les 11:44 -0500, en/na Richard Evans va
>  escriure:
> > Hello,
>  >
>  > I got mono 1.2.6 for Mac OS X which came with monodevelop and
>  > everything. well i am trying to create a VB project with a gtk# form,
>  > well when you open the source file there is supposed to be the button
>  > at the bottom of the Designer. Well I cant seem to find it and i
>  > checked everything and everything seems fine.
>  The designer does not currently work on Mac OS X due to limitations in
>  the GTK+ driver.

When the limitations are fixed, we do of course intend to ship the
GTK#. Since it's not MonoDevelop's code, we can't give an expected
timeframe for this.

>  > Also, Is there anyway I can get it to work with winforms also?
>  There is no winforms designer in MD.

Though to clarify, Winforms should work fine from *code* within MD --
just add a reference to System.Windows.Forms and start coding -- it's
a rather inefficient way to build a GUI :-)

Right now on the Mac, you have to write GUI "by hand" whether it's
GTK#, winforms or coocoa#, but at some point you will have a GTK#
designer on the Mac, so I'd suggest using the GTK# designer in a Linux
VM for now.

Michael Hutchinson

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