[IronPython] Getting started with IronPython and Silverlight

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Oct 24 14:32:43 CEST 2008

Hello Kenneth,

Rob Miles has just made available his book on C# that they use for 
teaching the first year of computer science at Hull university. No idea 
what the book is like, but C# is a nice and straightforward language 
(despite its B&D approach to typing) so it is easy to learn and the book 
will probably serve you well:


For IronPython and Silverlight stuff I *highly* recommend IronPython in 
Action which is apparently an *awesome* wonder of readability and content:


Other useful resources:

* IronPython Cookbook (recipes and examples) http://www.ironpython.info
* IronPython URLs (lots of links to IronPython resources) 
* My IronPython, Silverlight and Winforms tutorials 

All the best,

Michael Foord

Kenneth Miller wrote:
> All,
>     I'm just getting started with IronPython and Silverlight, and to 
> be honest I have not experience with C#. Are there are any basic 
> tutorials or material that would kick me off on both of these 
> subjects? I've been fiddling with the the SDL-SDK for a little while 
> and I've written some basic examples, but I'm still unsure as to a 
> couple of things. What modules (.Net or otherwise) does the python.dll 
> that's distributed with the sdl-sdk include? Can i extend this? If so, 
> how? Do I have to use it? How do I do basic operations? I've tried 
> using CPython's minidom, which doesn't seem to exist and imports from 
> System.Xml fail. Can I print to the terminal when using Chiron? Can I 
> set pdb traces?
> I'm currently running the sdl-sdk on OS X ontop of Mono, with pretty 
> good success.
> Thanks for all the help!
> Regards,
> Ken
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