[IronPython] A good dotNET gui designer, plus IronPython VS2008 integration?
david.mcwright at usbfmi.com
Wed Feb 3 05:14:12 CET 2010
Normally, I haven't had much trouble with #Develop not displaying the
form so long as I limit my edits to InitializeComponent to either
event hookups or properties of the visual elements. Everything else,
I keep in separate methods or another class altogether and that seems
to keep the designer happy. That being said, if you put something in
there that shouldn't break the designer, then report it as a bug. The
folks at #develop are pretty responsive.
Additionally, if you take the code out of #Develop's IDE and try to
run it in IP, then you'll need to import the clr and add references to
the appropriate libraries. #Develop puts these imports in the
"Program.py" file for your project, so unless you run your form
outside of the IDE by importing "Program.py", the imports are lost.
On Feb 2, 7:01 pm, Lukáš Duběda <loo... at duber.cz> wrote:
> Ah, nope, it was something else after all.
> The SharpCode didn't like anything after the Class
> declaration, for some reason. Whenever I put something
> in there, the designer stops working. As soon as I delete
> it, it works agin.
> Might be a bug?
> Lukáš Duběda
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> Dino Viehland wrote:
> > Would adding an import System at the top make both the designer and the code happy?
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: users-boun... at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-
> >> boun... at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Lukáš Dubeda
> >> Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 3:41 PM
> >> To: Discussion of IronPython
> >> Subject: Re: [IronPython] A good dotNET gui designer, plus IronPython VS2008
> >> integration?
> >> Thanks a lot for the recommendation,
> >> I've installed the SharpCode and it seems quite useful. It presents
> >> a little inconvenience, but I'm not sure if it's my lack of knowledge
> >> or something else, but when I design the UI, the SharpCode puts
> >> the whole path to each of the control:
> >> clr.addReference("System.Drawing")
> >> insideAClass:
> >> someControl = System.Drawing.etcEtc
> >> which IronPython then throws an error on, saying that the "System"
> >> hasn't been declared and thus doesn't exist.
> >> I had to remove the whole path from the controls' name in order to
> >> make it run in IronPython. But then the visual designer stopped
> >> working :D as it requires the full path to the controls, for some
> >> reason.
> >> Anyways, thanks a lot for the tip!
> >> Lukáš Duběda
> >> Director
> >> [T] +420 602 444 164
> >> duber studio(tm)
> >> [M] i... at duber.cz
> >> [W]http://www.duber.cz
> >> [A] R.A.Dvorského 601, Praha 10
> >> [A] 10900, Czech Republic, Europe
> >> Michael Foord wrote:
> >>> On 02/02/2010 21:08, Brian Curtin wrote:
> >>>> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 15:00, Lukáš Duběda <loo... at duber.cz
> >>>> <mailto:loo... at duber.cz>> wrote:
> >>>> Hi there everybody,
> >>>> I'd really appretiate if anyone could share their experience
> >>>> with any good dotNET GUI designer. I'd love to have such
> >>>> functionality I can get out of QtDesigner, where I visually
> >>>> design my forms and buttons and what not and then just save
> >>>> that GUI into a file or generate a usable Python code
> >>>> out of it for my scripts.
> >>>> And another question, is there any good integration of IronPython
> >>>> into Visual Studio 2008? Or newer? I'm not a VS user, but since
> >>>> we can get the VS Express for free, this'd be a valuable tool
> >>>> for my IronPython programming.
> >>>> Thanks a lot in advnace, cheers,
> >>>> I don't have a lot of experience with it, but Sharp Develop
> >>>> (http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/) supports IronPython, and
> >>>> may be worth a look. Others have reported success.
> >>>> If you do look into Visual Studio, you can write GUI code in C# using
> >>>> the Visual Studio designer, then subclass it from Python code.
> >>> This is the approach I usually recommend. The only thing you miss out on
> >>> is hooking up your events from the designer - but if you're doing TDD
> >>> then you'll want to write your tests first anyway... :-)
> >>> Michael
> >>>> You can even, with a little modification, design GUIs in C# in Visual
> >>>> Studio and copy/paste the C# code into a Python file and run with it.
> >>>> You'll need to convert things like true/false to True/False, null to
> >>>> None, etc...but with a little effort it works :)
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