[IronPython] WinForms UserComponent binding a IronPythonConsole

Jon Cooper Jon.Cooper at arrowgrass.com
Wed Jan 23 14:01:56 CET 2008


I've been enjoying using IronPython.

I'm now going to embed it in my C# WinForms application to provide a way for users to perform simple ad-hoc scripting. Unfortunately this has been less easy than I thought it would be!

I've built a subclass of TextBox that I can use to display and input the text coming to/from my user. Now I just need to connect it to a PythonEngine.

In the article at http://blogs.msdn.com/jmstall/archive/2005/09/01/Howto_embed_ironpython.aspx, one gets the impression that a PythonEngine has a MyConsole property where one can connect an IConsole. Perfect! Unfortunately, that's not the case on my 1.1 build.

Digging through the source I find that this stuff exists on IronPythonConsole, but that class appears to be designed for use statically.

Before I go to the trouble of ripping apart IronPythonConsole and likely reinventing the wheel, is there something I'm missing here?



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