[IronPython] TypeError: unbound method open must be called with ....

Dino Viehland dinov at exchange.microsoft.com
Mon Mar 20 18:19:49 CET 2006

Yes, calling System.Diagnostics.Process.Start is the solution - the one catch here is we need to set UseShellExecute = true (I'm not sure if that's the default or not, I belive the setting is in ProcessStartInfo as well).

Given the simplicity of the fix it should be there in beta 5...

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From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of JoeSox
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [IronPython] TypeError: unbound method open must be called with ....

On 3/20/06, Dino Viehland <dinov at exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:
> but then we finally blow up because we don't support startfile on the os module:

Thanks Dino. I was wondering about that.

> >>> webbrowser.open_new('http://www.microsoft.com')
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File , line 0, in input##669
>  File C:\Python24\Lib\webbrowser.py, line 46, in open_new
>  File C:\Python24\Lib\webbrowser.py, line 250, in open
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'startfile'
> --------------
> I'll open a bug that we need to support startfile...  the platform issue is a more difficult one as our platform is really "cli".  So what to do for this one isn't entirely clear...

Would something like calling...
be a solution for IronPython's startfile()?

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