[IronPython] IronPython and Visual Designer

Caglar Toklu caglartoklu at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 12:13:46 CET 2010

Hi Don,

You can use SharpDevelop
as a GUI designer. And yes, it is like "VB6" unlike the tools that just
generate the UI code once.

SharpDevelop supports IronPython 2.6 too, and it is much more up-to-date
then http://ironpythonstudio.codeplex.com/.


On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Don Sawatzky <donsaw at comcast.net> wrote:

>  A good Visual Designer for IronPython is hard to find.  I was looking for
> a better GUI designer.  I was spoiled by the VB6 designer, and found the
> graphics APIs in CPython to be a hassle.  I discovered IronPython and WPF
> and set out to test them.  Visual Studio for IronPython is not so good.  I
> have so far settled happily on NetBeans with IronPython and Visual Studio
> for C#.  I generate great graphics in XAML files in Visual Studio
> and Kazaml (I stay Pythonic and never write C# code), read and parse the
> XAML files with IronPython code, and add support code.  I think M. Foord
> mentioned doing this somewhere on the Web.  I have experimented in this work
> mode to design with difficulty a Python editor with WPF's RichTextBox.
> Writing a drag&drop GUI designer is hard.  I think someone should take over
> development of Visual Studio for IronPython.  That's seems a good place to
> start, and work it into a Silverlight IDE.
> Don L Sawatzky
> Spokane, WA
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