[Ironpython-users] Accessing Windows 8.1 Runtime API

Wayne Keenan wayne.keenan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 10:34:57 EST 2015

I've added a request to the IronPython3 git issue tracker.   It would be
great to have this in IP2 too, I'm having trouble finding the issue list of
IP2, or is IP2 unlikely to have the feature added?

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 4:04 AM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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