[python-win32] Iron Python and Visual Basic 2005 (or 2008) Express

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Mar 4 23:14:36 CET 2008

Dick Moores wrote:
> Years ago I learned a bit of Visual Basic (VB6,
> IIRC) at a community college. About a year ago I
> downloaded the free Visual Basic 2005 Express
> (<http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/Default.aspx>),
> but didn't do much with it.
> But I was wondering if it was possible to write
> Python code in Iron Python and use it somehow in
> Visual Basic 2005 (or 2008) Express. VB seemed a very easy
> way to create a GUI, but of course I prefer Python for the code.
> So, possible/impossible/impractical/foolish/Pythonically_traitorous?

Your question as phrased doesn't actually mean a great deal. :-)

Do you want to code with Python or with VB? (They are different 
languages and you can't just mix them in the same source files - well 
you can actually but not in the way you mean I think...)

This sort of question would be much better directed to the IronPython 
mailing list by the way:

Do you actually mean "can you use IronPython with Visual Studio 
Express"? If so, the answer is "not really". But you can use IronPython 
to create any sort of application that you can with VB.

A good place to start is with the Early Access program for "IronPython 
in Action":


> Thanks,
> Dick Moores
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