[IronPython] Do you use IronPython Studio?

Oleg Tkachenko olegtk at microsoft.com
Sun Oct 5 23:24:02 CEST 2008

I should note that IronPython Studio 1.0 is basically Visual Studio SDK sample whose goal was to demonstrate language integration in Visual Studio. As such it's obvious why its development experience is far from perfect.
We are currently working on making IronPython Studio a real product.


From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Antonio Cangiano
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 2:17 PM
To: users at lists.ironpython.com
Subject: [IronPython] Do you use IronPython Studio?


I tried IronPython Studio and found fundamental flaws that make programming with it far from enjoyable. Amongst the annoyances are the lack of automatic indentation and the fact that the IntelliSense fails to propose a list of properties for a given control. More severely, I noticed that the IDE wipes out all the code already written by the developer, if you double click on a particular event within the Properties window for a control. Also, if you double click on a particular event in the same window, and then remove the code for handling the event, in Designer mode you will no longer see the UI you had laid out, but just a basic form.

My question to the IronPython community is, what do you use? Do you all use IronPython Studio for designing the UI and then hack away the business logic with your favorite editor? If so, I think that the current shortcomings of the IDE may negatively affect the adoption of IronPython itself. I enjoy Python programming much more than I enjoy C# programming, but after an hour long session with IronPython Studio I was longing for the comfort of using the C# IDE.

Thanks in advance,
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