Python as alternative to Visual Basic
nelson at monkey.org
Tue Sep 21 02:26:04 CEST 2004
Good questions and nice research.
I was surprised at how many Windows-specific elements were available
in Python. Here are some notes from me writing a toy system tray app:
One thing you should look into is IronPython, the new Python-on-.NET
implementation. It's still pretty early on in development, so may not
be appropriate for your commercial needs. But it's quite interesting.
> The software package I'm developing will make calls to Excel and
> Access and requires a very usable GUI for users who are not
> particularly computer literate.
You can learn a lot from a day or two of prototyping. Try out a bit of
COM integration, build a user form using wxWindows or PyQt. See if you
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