.NET support

Jakob Eriksson jakob at vmlinux.org
Thu Aug 30 11:41:01 CDT 2007

Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
> O
> I think the incompatibilities you mean are for instance that in case of Mono 
> you can mix Windows.Forms with win32 calls. If you don't like the behavior of 
> something you can call a standard gdi32/user32 function and change some 
> stuff.

Yes! Thank you, I didn't know 100% what I was talking about.

> Things like that work because I think the .NET version of Windows.Forms maps 
> to win32 controls. Mono renders everything itself through System.Drawing. I 
> don't think a different gdiplus.dll will make any difference for this. To 
> allow mixing of Windows.Forms with gdi32 stuff everything needs to be 
> rendered using native controls. That's what mono attempted years ago using 
> Wine but they had various Wine integration troubles and we didn't come to a 
> good solution for it.

And wasn't one of those troubles that there was not gdiplus DLL?
I was hoping an integration was coming closer.


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