[IronPython] New to Ironpython. Want to glue DLL with Python code
Howard R. Hansen
hrh1818 at comcast.net
Sun Aug 5 21:05:39 PDT 2007
What type of compiler was used to write the dll? Is it a .net dll or
some other type like unmanaged
Hugo González Monteverde wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to IronPython, thought I've been using CPython for two years now.
> I am now developing a project using a library for processing Biometrics
> (fingerprint recognition) and would like to use Python to invoke the
> functions in the DLL. The DLL comes with C# examples, so I'm assuming
> here that I could use it with IronPython.
> What I've tried so far:
> Using ctypes: the dll has a a C++ interface, so using ctypes is a
> torture, functions are only imported ordinally, and no names or anything
> is available. From here I thought IronPython would be better.
> using IronPython: Tried to directly import the classes in the DLL, this
> did not work. I have read a bit on LoadAssembly, but I'm not sure how it
> works. SO far I've only been able to "import System" from IronPython,
> but pretty much nothing else can be imported. There is a full app in C#
> include with the software.
> I'm using Windows XP with the latest ironpython.
> I'm really beginning here, so the question would be: how do I import
> classes and functions from a DLL what I know is accessible from a C#
> application, using IronPython?
> Thanks for any advice or direction,
> Hugo G.
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