[IronPython] Cannot compile IronPythonTools

Raghavendra Chandrashekara raghavendra.chandrashekara at gmail.com
Thu May 12 02:43:24 CEST 2011

Please ignore above question, I figured it out. In case some other new users
want to debug IronPythonTools then I think the way to debug is the

1. Launch VS 2010 in normal mode and open IronPythonTools.sln
2. Set IronPythonTools as the startup project.
3. Open properties pages of IronPythonTools and select Debug tab.
4. Select "Start external program" radio button and put C:\Program
Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe in the text box
next to the radio button.
5. Put /RootSuffix Exp in Command line arguments and press F5 to debug.


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Raghavendra Chandrashekara <
raghavendra.chandrashekara at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com>wrote:
>>  You’ll need to install the VS SDK (
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=47305cf4-2bea-43c0-91cd-1b853602dcc5&displaylang=en)
>> in addition to Visual Studio.
>> The reason for that is because we use the SDK’s project types to get
>> things like a good debugging experience in the experimental hive (you can
>> set IronPythonTools as your setup project and have it launch VS with F5
>> under the experimental hive.  When building the extension automatically gets
>> deployed to the experimental hive).
> One more question, how do I debug the IronPython tools? I have created the
> experimental hive using the command:
> CreateExpInstance.exe /Reset /VSInstance=10.0 /RootSuffix=Exp
> and then started the experimental instance of Visual Studio using:
> "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"
> /RootSuffix Exp
> This starts an Experimental Instance of Visual Studio which I can see in
> the title bar. But when I set IronPythonTools as the startup project and
> press F5 I get a message saying that "A project with an Output Type of Class
> Library" cannot be started directly.
> Thanks,
> Raj
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