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June 7th, 2009, 09:22 PM
I have installed mono2.0 and the Windows.Forms libs. I found the Winforms-designer
but i can't install it.
There is no mwf-designer in ubuntus packet manager.
In mono-develop i still can create only gtk+ projects but no Windows.Forms project.
Can someone help me?

June 8th, 2009, 01:08 AM
You need to check out from SVN and compile it yourself.

June 8th, 2009, 05:58 PM
I got that and i have installed the SVN and check out the mwf-designer but I cant compile it.
In the readme is just "make && make run", but how do i call make?
I tryed with "make mwf-designer" but the result was something like "there is no rule to compile the mwf-designer".
I do it for the first time this way.

June 8th, 2009, 06:03 PM
All you have to do is cd into the directory:

$cd mwf-designer
$make && make run

June 8th, 2009, 06:06 PM
I finally got the compiling and Output was :"Compilation succeeded - 1 warning(s)"
but i have no luck with make run:
Laptop:~/mwf-designer$ make run
mkdir -p build
cp deps/*.dll build
cp deps/*.mdb build
cp: Aufruf von stat für „deps/*.mdb“ nicht möglich: No such file or directory
make: *** [run] Fehler 1

June 8th, 2009, 06:07 PM
I got the same thing

June 8th, 2009, 06:48 PM
I got it with "make mono-design && make run".
This compiles all WinForms classes and runs MWF-designer.
The environment looks strange and it's not that good as the mono-develop.
Anyway, how can i install it?

June 8th, 2009, 11:57 PM
sudo make install

I've played with it before, it's not stable enough to do any real work in it.

I usually make winforms in sharpdevelop on windows ): Then just hand edit the files in MonoDevelop afterwards.

June 9th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Out of interest, what's the attraction of WinForms? It's a truly horrible API

June 9th, 2009, 09:27 AM
I have much experience with it, many projects and libraries i can use.
And I would like to run my software on both OS-s (without learning Java and start again from 0).

June 9th, 2009, 12:17 PM
GTK# runs on both too (as long as you have GTK#-for-ms.net installed on Windows). But the experience argument may be compelling