Components Of The File Distribution
WX.Net always comes with all sources and all scripts that are necessary to build the binaries following Building From Source.
Additionally, the distribution contains binaries for the Windows and Linux operating system.
The .NET binaries WX.Net.dll and the sample programs run on both supported .NET runtime environments: The MS .NET Framework and MONO. These files are portable anyway. The WX.Net assembly is signed with a non-public key - I have not used the key from the CVS repository. This assembly also refers to the native code dynamic library
wx-c-0-9-0-1.dll on Windows or
libwx-c-0-9-0-1.so. Both characteristics shall ease the use of the shipped binary components in your own distributions. You can add the WX.Net binary to the list of FULL_TRUSTED assemblies without the fear that anyone can use the key from the CVS repository to create a Trojan Horse that mimics the WX.Net.dll. Additionally, you can install various versions of the WX.Net native DLLs into the
directory (or /usr/lib on Linux) without the risk of interferences, since native code libraries from different releases will also have different names. This fact enables you to install the WX.Net.dll into the Globale Assembly Cache (GAC).
The native code dynamic libraries have both been built on a i586 32-bit architecture.
wx-c-0-9-0-1.dll implements the native DLL wrapper of wxWidgets. This files has been built with the VC 9 Express Edition and the platform SDK 6.1 tools of Microsoft. This DLL has been statically linked with wxWidgets 2.8.11, the latest stable version.
The Windows binary
wx-c-0-9-0-1.dll requires the VC++ 2008 redistributable package X86. You can find a version of this of this package in directory "Install".
libwx-c-0-9-0-1.so provides the native code wrapper to wxWidgets on Linux. The ELF library has been built on the SuSE 11.2 32 bit edition but with the latest wxGTK 2.8.11 stable release. The file distribution contains also the
libwxGTK-...so libraries of wxWidgets. These libraries link with the GTK+ 2.0 GUI framework.
WXNET_TOP/Bin/helpview.exe to have a look at the available documentation and
WXNET_TOP/Bin/launcher.exe to run the samples.
- 0.9.0.2: The Windows binary
wx-c-0-9-0-1.dll of release 0.9.0.1 has unfortunately been built in debug mode. Additionally, I missed to copy the .NET documentation
WX.Net.XML into the release. Please apologize any inconvenience. This distribution also contains a fix to the wrapping of the accelerator table that caused access violations. Added tool
getwxtext.exe to get gettext PO files translating enumerations, and class names.
- 0.9.0.1: The main objectives of this release have been a .NET appeal of the library and reliability. This is the first release that has been built with the wx.BuildSystem. The
WX.Net.dll of this release refers to a native DLL
wx-c-0-9-0-1.dll. From now on, many versions of WX.Net may be installed in GAC and System32 or /usr/lib directories without any interferences. All memory allocation actions will now be entered through a monitor since memory management in Windows is not thread safe. Classes have been reorganized into several namespaces like e.g.
wx.GridCtrl. Style flags for windows
wx.WindowStyles) and sizers are now enumerations. So, you can use IntelliSense when using controls and sizers.
wx.MaskedEdit have been added.
- 0.8.0: The main objectives of this release have been documentation and reliability. Utility
helpview.exe has been added to the distribution in order to present platform independent HTB documentations on WX.Net, the samples and the original wxWidgets library. Unfortunately, programmers often have to consult the original documentation since the new
wx.net.htb file is far from being complete. The text of this documentation is directly compiled from the C# source files. Additionally, a .NET XML documentation can be compiled from these remarks on the source code. Furthermore, this release introduces
wx.Archive, the first pure .NET implementation of WX.Net. Many small changes on drawing, fonts, colours, and several controls increased reliability of the system.