WinForms - Tips & Tricks (October 2019)

WinForms Team Blog
08 November 2019

Here are a few WinForms-related Support Center tickets we answered last month. If you’ve come across a support ticket that might be helpful to the DevExpress developer community, please include a link in the comments section below.

Note: You can review previous posts by using the “Tips & Tricks” tag.

.NET Core 3

Last month we published a detailed blog post about .NET Core 3 support across all supported platforms. Though WinForms design-time support does not yet exist, we continue to receive questions regarding .NET Core 3. We are just as excited about .NET Core 3 as you are – while we wait for Microsoft to introduce design-time support, here are a few support tickets that may be of help to those of you considering .NET Core 3.

MVVM Framework

Skins

General

3 comment(s)
Gencer W. Genç
Gencer W. Genç

I can't view this ticket,

Will DevExpress WinForms .NET Core 3 controls support Linux and (or) MacOS? (T826170)

in .Net Core section.

8 November, 2019
Hüseyin Tüfekçilerli (NS)
Hüseyin Tüfekçilerli (NS)
Same here.
8 November, 2019
Dmitry (DevExpress)
Dmitry (DevExpress)

sorry, I've overlooked that the ticket is marked as private... Here's the answer from our support engineer on whether Linux and (or) MacOS will be supported.

> As for Linux and Mac, any WinForms control relies on some WinAPI which isn't available in other operating systems. According to Contributing Guide, support for cross-platform implementations for Windows Forms or WPF isn't planned:

"We will typically not accept contributions that implement support for an OS-specific technology on another operating system. For example, we do not intend to create an implementation of the Windows registry for Linux or an implementation of the macOS keychain for Windows. We also do not intend to accept contributions that provide cross-platform implementations for Windows Forms or WPF."

8 November, 2019

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