Another bit of spiking, a rather tardy follow up from raw GTK#, starting from the C# example at the Mono Project site, but incorporating the earlier example, so as to build in a clean application exit, for one thing.
In the .glade file, I changed the label size from 38, as in
<widget class="GtkLabel" id="label1"> <property name="width_request">38</property>
to 88, so as to allow the displayed text to be longer.
In VS2008 I added the .glade file by including a new F# script file, but renaming it to
gui.glade, pasting in the XML, and setting its properties to have a Build Action of Embedded Resource. The code looks like:
Here the widgets are surfaced via a plain data object,
Handler, and their events are wired up
much as before via F#'s first class reactive events, which are much more natural (especially when combining events to one handler is required). The project needs a reference to the glade-sharp assembly, above and beyond the ones already required for pure GTK#
Unfortunately, the need for CLR attributes on members is problematic for IronPython -- the least nasty way to achieve the equivalent of the
Handler class would be to compile some C# on the fly.
Unchanged by version 22.214.171.124, February 2010 CTP.
Unchanged by version 3.1.1, January 2014 (except that
Add Existing Item works better for the .glade file in VS2010 and up).