[Ironpython-users] Accessing Windows 8.1 Runtime API

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 23:04:36 EST 2015

It should be possible to use the C# language projections from IronPython,
but I think there are still issues with IronPython itself that prevent it
from targeting WinRT (like generating code at runtime). I believe UWP is
supposed to offer the same libraries with more CLR features but to be
honest the whole Windows/.NET platform is a mess right now and I have no
idea what the best option is.

- Jeff

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 7:57 AM, Slide <slide.o.mix at gmail.com> wrote:

> In looking at this more, it looks like there is quite a bit of magic that
> needs to happen behind the scenes in order to support Winmd files. They
> don't contain any code themselves, just type and method definitions. I'm
> trying to find more information about the language projections that are
> required.
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 10:07 AM Slide <slide.o.mix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Its most likely because the WinRT stuff is done via Winmd files, which I
>> don't think are currently supported by the clr module for loading and
>> referencing. I haven't looked at the code, but that is my guess. It
>> probably something that needs to be looked into.
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2015, 09:28 Wayne Keenan <wayne.keenan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm trying to access the WIndows 8.1 'Windows.Devices.*'  API for
>>> communication with a Bluetooth LE device.  I have functional C# code and
>>> would like todo the same in Python.
>>> I've posted a question on stack here:
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/33242927/how-to-import-and-call-net-deviceinformation-findallasync-from-ironpython
>>> In addition to the info on the stack post I've tried compiling
>>> IronPython from source, adding
>>>     <TargetPlatformVersion>8.1</TargetPlatformVersion>
>>> to various PropoertyGroup's of the *.csproj files, but with no luck.
>>> I was hoping someone on the list might help me by pointing me in the
>>> right direction please?
>>> Thanks
>>> Wayne
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