[IronPython] Importing standard Python libs

Brian Curtin brian.curtin at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 20:38:38 CET 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 13:20, Lukas Cenovsky <cenovsky at bakalari.cz> 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
What's wrong with win32com/win32api...?
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