[Ironpython-users] How can IronPython access a public static value defined in C#?

Doug Blank doug.blank at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 19:33:57 CEST 2011

I asked:

Consider this C# code:

public static class Graphics {
 public static Color white = new Color(255, 255, 255);

I can compile and import this from IronPython:

>>> import clr
>>> clr.AddReference("Graphics")
>>> import Graphics
>>> Graphics.white
<Color 255,255,255>

But I can't:

>>> import clr
>>> clr.AddReference("Graphics")
>>> from Graphics import *
>>> white
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/home/dblank/Calico/src/engine.py", line 159, in execute
 File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
<type 'exceptions.NameError'>: name 'white' is not defined

Is there something I can do to make white accessible with "from ... import *"?

Thanks for any pointers,


And Dino (via http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6358222/how-can-ironpython-access-a-public-static-property-defined-in-c)

If you mark the field as readonly then we'll allow importing it via
import * because it'll get added to Graphics.all.

Dino Viehland

I ask follow-up questions:

Yes, that did it. Is there a way to make public static properties visible?

  public static int MyValue {
      get {}
      set {}

doesn't seem to appear in "from ... import *".

Oh, and what is .all? Can we add things to that in C#?


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