[IronPython] Embedding Question

Tim Riley riltim at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 20:39:38 CEST 2006

What I'm trying to do is sort of weird so let me see if I can elaborate
further. I am embedding IronPython in a .NET assembly that will later be
loaded into AutoCAD. AutoCAD has their own two .NET assemblies that must be
referenced, "acmgd.dll" and "acdbmgd.dll". These two assemblies are always
loaded while AutoCAD is running so their location isn't really a concern
when creating a C# .dll. However when I want to modify AutoCAD entities from
within my IP scripts I must first load the assemblies from file and path
which is a problem because the file and path are different with each
different version of AutoCAD.

For example their path in my AutoCAD Mechanical 2005 is 'C:\Program
Files\Autodesk\Acadm 2005' but with regular AutoCAD it would be 'C:\Program
Files\Autodesk\Acad 2005'. There are so many different variations that this
path could be that it would be a big deal to try/except load them all from
some sort of init script.

So basically I'm looking to pass a non-GAC assembly reference from my C#
project to my IP project.

Note: I'm fine with the import statements.

On 8/10/06, Dino Viehland <dinov at exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:
>  Adding references updates the entire engine, it's not local to just the
> current module.  So once you have added a reference you just need to import
> the namespace into any given module.
> Were you also trying to avoid the import statements?
> *From:* users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:
> users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] *On Behalf Of *Tim Riley
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 10, 2006 11:02 AM
> *To:* Discussion of IronPython
> *Subject:* [IronPython] Embedding Question
> If I have an embedded project can I automatically make .NET assemblies
> referenced in the project available to my python scripts? For example I have
> two assemblies(not in the GAC) that I have referenced in my project. I would
> like them always available to all python files run from this program without
> having to do the import clr, clr.AddReferenceToFileAndPath('blah') stuff
> in the beginning of each file. Is this possible?
> Regards,
> Tim Riley
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