[Python.NET] Python.NET and COM CoClasses
bruce_dodson at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 31 14:44:31 EST 2004
That did help; I see what's going on that I missed. In the typelib, one of the
CoClasses is called PropertySet, and has a default interface IPropertySet. The
way this gets exposed, PropertySet shows up in .NET as an interface
(approximately an alias for IPropertySet), whereas the coclass gets exposed as
PropertySetClass. I guess this is necessary since, in many cases, the default
interface is an unnamed dispatch or dual interface. Since PropertySet cannot
be overloaded to be both the name of a coclass and the name of an interface,
the suffix is appended to avoid a name collision.
I think Python.NET should expose the objects by their mangled names (since that
matches C#) but should also apply some syntactic sugar to allow you to
instantiate them with their original names (since that matches win32com, not to
mention the intent of the library authors).
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