[Ironpython-users] GUI Toolkits

Andrew Ayre andy at britishideas.com
Thu Nov 20 09:30:56 CET 2014

Hi Haymo,

Thanks for responding.

Sorry, I should have clarified something. I never run IronPython 
standalone. I only use it embedded in my C# applications. For me that is 
the single biggest advantage of IronPython.

I understand what you are saying. I'm a professional software developer 
familiar with all these technologies, so I know what is involved to make 
it work. However....

The users of my application are non-technical. They need to be gently 
coaxed into even considering using python for the first time.

Of course WinForms is already there in my app for anyone to use from 
IronPython, but what I need to supplement this is a much simpler GUI 
system that has an easier learning curve, so my users won't be 
frightened off. Then they have a choice:

   - full blown winforms
   - something simpler and familiar to most python users

Thanks, Andy

On 11/19/2014 11:47 PM, Haymo Kutschbach wrote:
> Andy, for my understanding one of the biggest advantage of having IronPython
> is to actually be able to use things like winforms? As for all systems it
> will require some learning to begin with, of course. But in fact very little
> is required in order to get so much more than any of the systems mentioned
> in your link is able to provide.
> If you need a very newbee example: I recently had some fun experimenting
> with IronPython to create interactive scientific 3d plots in less than 10
> lines:
> http://ilnumerics.net/blog/plotting-fun-with-ilnumerics-and-ironpython/
> Having winforms and the whole .NET framework in the back, I can hardly
> imagine to recommend Tcl/TK any time soon... ;)
> Best, Haymo

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