[IronPython] Embedding IronPython in MS-Office (fwd)
slide.o.mix at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 23:37:53 CET 2009
I think Office is tied to ActiveScripting which is COM based. I am not sure
any ActiveScripting language will work either, they may have it tied
directly to VBA as was said earlier.
On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 8:16 AM, Curt Hagenlocher <curt at hagenlocher.org>wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
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