[IronPython] Importing standard Python libs

Lukáš Duběda loocas at duber.cz
Sat Feb 20 20:35:41 CET 2010

Hi Lukas,

thanks for the tip, it actually never occured to me.
I'm used to using the win32com module for communicating
with an OLE server I established in a separate application.

I'm tryint to send code in different language, native
to the app., via this OLE bridge and for that I used
to use win32com.client module and then I registered
the app and its exposed methods.

But now when I come to think of it, it might be a much
better idea doing it via .NET. However, I have
no idea where to start. :)

Thanks again, much appretiated,

Lukáš Duběda
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Lukas Cenovsky wrote:
> Lukáš Duběda wrote:
>> Hi there everyone,
>> I'm having problems importing a module, concretely win32com, from within
>> IronPython.
>> The problem is, when I run IronPython as a console, and add a path to
>> the standard Python26 library, the module can be imported without
>> any problems, but as soon as I try to embed IronPython and call
>> it from within my application and then try to import the module,
>> even though I'd added the path to the sys.path prior to
>> importing the module, it still throws an error saying:
>> "No module named win32api".
>> I don't know what to do now. I've tried to manually add
>> all the sub-directories of the Lib direcotry from Python26.
>> I tried to copy the module's files to IronPython Lib directory,
>> but nothing worked.
>> Thanks a lot in advance, cheers,
> I don't know why you can't import the win32com module but I would not 
> use it at all.
> I would rather use the Win32 API directly from IronPython via clrtype 
> and pinvoke or via C# stub. For C# stub example see my blog: 
> http://gui-at.blogspot.com/2008/07/simulate-users-input.html
> -- 
> -- Lukáš
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