August 08, 2004

Gtk# Windows Installer

I have been smiling for two days now. I have completed my first cut of the Gtk# Win32 Installer for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SDK. The ultimate goal of this installer is to provide the best development experience when creating Gtk# applications in a Windows development environment.

Again, this is just the first pass, but already this installer will make it so that all you need to do are these 4 steps:

  • Install Windows

  • Install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SDK or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (for the best possible experience)

  • Install Gtk# Win32 Installer for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SDK.

  • Restart your system and begin creating Gtk# and Glade# applications from within Visual Studio(as seen on this tutorial included with the installer) or the Command prompt.

Gone are the days of having to go through a lot of steps to ensure your development environment had all the bases covered in order to enjoy step-debugging and integrated development within Visual Studio.


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I want to thank my two beautiful girls Maria (madre) and Monica (hija) for cutting me some slack while developing this installer. I also want to commend PJ Cabrera for collecting feedback in Puerto Rico -- I only get to see Texas and Boston Win32 developers now days.

Special thanks to Mauricio and Carlos my two new Brazilian hacking acquaintances, for their drive motivation and ideas that went a long way to inspire this effort.

Posted by martinf at August 8, 2004 08:24 AM

Nicely done! I've been trying to find ways to use GTK# more (want to do more with Mono), but the install was a pain. This is just sweet! Bravo!

Posted by: Chris at August 10, 2004 08:40 AM


I downloaded it hoping it would work for Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Beta 1, but I did not seem to. I guess I'll keep asking how to use GTK# on the gotmono forums. I haven't figured out how to use it yet.

Posted by: Philip D. at August 10, 2004 03:51 PM

this is just so awesome, I cant wait to try it out.

I am trying to get some answers to some basic questions, but cant seem to find any:

dunno if this is answered by/in the download but how does this installer relate to the combined mono/xsp/gtk# installer, ie is that a superset?

if I want to develop (and later deploy) gtk# apps for mono, will that combined installer help?

again, this looks awesome and I think this may really get alot of people trying out mono, gtk# and thus moving towards cross platform .NET based development.

I am looking at:


Posted by: mawi at August 13, 2004 03:16 AM