[IronPython] Embedding IronPython in MS-Office (fwd)

Curt Hagenlocher curt at hagenlocher.org
Sun Nov 15 16:16:10 CET 2009

VBA is embedded pretty tightly into Word and Excel; there's no way to swap
it out for another scripting engine.

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Joshua Kramer <josh at globalherald.net>wrote:

> A while back, Slide wrote:
> "You'd have to write an add-in for office that hosted the .NET runtime and
> provided a hosting API that IP could interact with. I don't think this
> would be a small undertaking."
> Hmm.  Is there any way to have MSO "see" IPY as a Scripting or Macro
> Language, like it sees VBA?  I am familiar with writing console (or regular)
> apps in C# and using the Microsoft.Office.Interop assemblies - I could do
> this easily from IronPython but I'd rather it be usable from within the MSO
> environment.
> OpenOffice is better in this regard because it "sees" Python, Java, and
> Basic as just different scripting / macro languages, and therefore it's easy
> to write Python apps that EITHER run from within the environment or outside.
> Cheers,
> -JK
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