Gtk-Sharp Installer for .NET Framework


The Gtk# installer for the .NET Framework gives .NET developers all of the pieces they need to build and run Gtk#-based applications, the same set of libraries that are used to build Unix applications on Mono.

Applications developed with Gtk# on .NET do not require Mono to run.

If the application is a 100% .NET, without using P/Invoke to call into Win32 functions or using some Windows-specific assemblies, the code will run out of the box on Unix and Linux systems with Mono.

The Gtk# installer for .NET can be downloaded from the Downloads page.

Gtk# Runtime/Redistributable Installer

The Gtk# Runtime Installer includes the components necessary to run applications on the .NET Framework that were created with Gtk#.

It contains the Gtk+ runtime and the Gtk# assemblies which get registered into Global Assembly Cache.

For example, companies like Medsphere use the Gtk# Runtime Installer for the version of their main product that runs in Microsoft Windows. They use Mono on Linux with Gtk# and they use .NET on Windows with this installer for Gtk#.

Notes and Observations

One major difference between the Gtk# installer for .NET and the Mono Combined Installer for Windows is that the Gtk# installers perform libary installations into the Microsoft .NET Global Assembly Cache (GAC). Mono has its own GAC that is independent of the Microsoft .NET GAC.

Obtaining the Installers

The installer for Gtk# is available on the Windows platform section of the Downloads page.