[IronPython] Importing standard Python libs

Lukas Cenovsky cenovsky at bakalari.cz
Sat Feb 20 21:53:51 CET 2010

Brian Curtin wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 13:20, Lukas Cenovsky <cenovsky at bakalari.cz 
> <mailto: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...?

I think it is unecessary proxy level for accessing COM or win32api in 

-- Lukáš
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