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mono-curses
===========
The goal of this library was to bind curses. There is a
low-level binding in binding.cs and a few chunks in handles.cs
that provide a basic abstraction.
The focus of this work though has been on a simple GUI toolkit
for writing desktop applications, inspired on the 15 year old
work that I did for the Midnight Commander (you can tell I
like those colors).
The work in `gui' does not take advantage of curses "WINDOWS"
or the Panel library as am not familiar with them, instead we
create our own abstraction here.
License
=======
Console sharp is an ncurses binding licensed under the terms
of the MIT X11 license.
Features
========
Detects window changes, invokes event for widgets to relayout if
the user wishes to.
Hotkeys (Alt-letter) are handled by buttons and a handful others.
Dialog boxes automatically get centered (even with window size change
scenarios).
Entry widget has emacs keybindings.
ListView widget uses Model/View setup.
Color and black and white support (first parameter to Application.Init)
TODO
====
* Rename x,y,w,h into something better, expose rects?
* Merge Widget and Container?
* Add scrollbar and thumb to listviews
* Add text view widget
* Add scrollable control
* Checkbox/Radio button are missing
* Date/Time widget
* Process widget
* Command line parsing to demo (to active B&W support).
* Implement Layout managers, which?
* Write a manual/tutorial
Implementation Notes
====================
The initial implementation used SafeHandles, but since
SafeHandles only became available in recent versions of Mono,
I have switched the code to use IntPtrs for now, and will go
back to it when newer versions of Mono become more wildly
available.
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