[Python.NET] exposing modules

Matthew Pontefract MP at credaris.com
Wed Jun 14 09:24:34 CEST 2006

Hi Haran

It sounds almost as though the Python.Runtime.dll, though added to your
project, is not listed as a reference for the code you're compiling. In
Visual Studio 2005 (the only one of which I have experience) you'd click
References and add a new one (navigating to the dll). If using nant, the
<csc> element needs a child element <references> containing an <include

Once done, and assuming you have not omitted the using statement in your
code (and not mis-spelled the package name) I would hope your code would

I appologise if I'm merely stating the obvious here - your email didn't
have a huge amount to go on so I'm just running down the list of things
I personally would check first! If you still have trouble, let us know
how you are building your code etc. and I'll try and help further :)

Kind regards

-----Original Message-----
From: pythondotnet-bounces at python.org
[mailto:pythondotnet-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Srivatsa, Radhika
Sent: 13 June 2006 21:48
To: Haran Shivanan; pythondotnet at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python.NET] exposing modules


I am trying to achieve the first step still - of emedding the python
interpreter within my .NET application and am kind of stuck there. 

Here's what I did:

1) Added "Python.Runtime.dll" to the build (of .NET project).

2) Added the following line in the constructor:

This gives me the following errors:
error C2065: 'PythonEngine' : undeclared identifier
error C2228: left of '.Initialize' must have class/struct/union type
        type is ''unknown-type''

What other step have I missed ?



Radhika Srivatsa
UMS Software Development
Voice: (858)618-2235

>-----Original Message-----
>From: pythondotnet-bounces at python.org 
>[mailto:pythondotnet-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Haran Shivanan
>Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 8:27 PM
>To: pythondotnet at python.org
>Subject: [Python.NET] exposing modules
>I'm trying to embed the python interpreter in my .NET-based program.
>The basic stuff is working fine.
>But now, I want to expose some of my program's internal data 
>to the scripts.
>(ie, not just functions that live in an assembly, but access 
>to my live program's state) For example, if I have a WinForms 
>application, I want to be able to access a textbox's current 
>text from python.
>Ideally, I should be able to do something like this from a script:
>import MyApp
>s = MyApp.GetText()
>Is there any way to do this in Python.NET?
>And if not, can someone provide me with some pointers on how 
>to go about adding the functionality to the Python.NET code?
>(I believe we have to use issue a call to Py_InitModule or something,
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