[Ironpython-users] struggling with Intellisense and GAC

George Nychis gnychis at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 17:59:25 CEST 2015

I was able to solve accessing the DLL directly in the GAC by more
explicitly specifying it:

    clr.AddReference("Utils, Version=, Culture=neutral,

But that did not fix intellisense.

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 11:33 AM George Nychis <gnychis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am struggling to get Intellisense working with some DLLs that I have
> built.  I do not want the C# code to be included directly in the project, I
> only want the functionality to be accessible through a pre-built DLL.
> First, I am able to run my IronPython code successfully linking to the
> DLLs by adding where they exist to my search path and then using
> clr.AddReference()
> However, using that method I cannot get Intellisense to work.  So then I
> did some searching and found multiple discussions around the DLLs needing
> to be in the GAC for them to be accessible by Intellisense.
> Therefore I signed my DLLs (making them strong typed) and added them to
> the GAC using gacutil.exe.  I can verify this by listing the installed
> modules:
> $ gacutil.exe -l | grep Utils
>   Utils, Version=, Culture=neutral,
> PublicKeyToken=6c2b3719154e5544, processorArchitecture=AMD64
> Despite doing that, it is not accessible by the GAC.  Additionally, I
> assumed that I could now drop my search path and the modules would be found
> using clr.AddReference() in the GAC instead.  However, once I drop the
> search path it does not work again.
> Could somebody point me in the right direction, here?  I'm feeling lost.
> Thanks much!
> - George
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