[Python.NET] Embedding a Python interactive shell in a .NET application
denis.akhiyarov at gmail.com
Fri May 13 16:04:15 EDT 2016
for embedding look at c# embedding unit tests and also here:
1. Old API:
2. New simplified API using dynamic:
On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 4:16 PM, Saparya K <spryify at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your response, Denis.
> I had not come across Sho earlier. It looks very interesting. (If only
> Python 3.x support was available, though it does look like they have added
> support for their own math and visualization libraries).
> I am going over the demos and the unit tests and I was able to write a
> simple console application to access .NET objects from Python. This is very
> I am still figuring out how to embed Python code in my C# WinForms
> application (instead of a console application).
> I will continue my experiments, but in the meantime if you or anyone else
> has any ideas on how to redirect the result from the Python interpreter
> (say, to a rich text box), I would love to hear them. That is one part of
> the puzzle that is unclear to me.
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Denis Akhiyarov <
> denis.akhiyarov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is definitely possible with WinForms or WPF. See the demo folder in
>> pythonnet repo. One of the demo's is still in pull request.
>> You should probably just try running previous IronPython attempts using
>> pythonnet and report issues if any. Have a look at Sho from Microsoft.
>> There is someone trying to embed ipython REPL using pythonnet/Excel-DNA
>> or COM in Excel with Custom Task Pane (CTP) written in WinForms:
>> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:44 PM, Saparya K <spryify at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello PythonNet,
>>> I am looking to embed a Python interactive (REPL) shell in a .NET
>>> WinForms application.
>>> This C# application displays a graphical visualization of some data.
>>> Methods to manipulate the data in the C# application would be exposed via a
>>> Python API.
>>> The idea is to be able to interact with the data from the Python shell
>>> via the API, and thereby updating the graphical view.
>>> Ideally, the shell should support any valid Python syntax that is
>>> required to use the API. This would involve:
>>> 1. Querying a collection of data from the application via the Python
>>> 2. Then manipulating this collection in the Python shell
>>> 3. Making API calls with the modified collection as an argument
>>> I came across a few examples where an interactive shell was developed
>>> using IronPython. A limitation with this approach is the absence of *Python
>>> 3.x* support (and other C-compiled libraries) in IronPython. For this
>>> reason, I would prefer to use Python.NET if it is possible.
>>> Has anyone here tried something like this with Python.NET before? Does
>>> it looks like what I am trying to achieve is feasible?
>>> Any direction would be very helpful!
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