[IronPython] A good dotNET gui designer, plus IronPython VS2008 integration?
loocas at duber.cz
Tue Feb 2 15:41:22 PST 2010
Thanks a lot for the recommendation,
I've installed the SharpCode and it seems quite useful. It presents
a little inconvenience, but I'm not sure if it's my lack of knowledge
or something else, but when I design the UI, the SharpCode puts
the whole path to each of the control:
someControl = System.Drawing.etcEtc
which IronPython then throws an error on, saying that the "System"
hasn't been declared and thus doesn't exist.
I had to remove the whole path from the controls' name in order to
make it run in IronPython. But then the visual designer stopped
working :D as it requires the full path to the controls, for some
Anyways, thanks a lot for the tip!
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Michael Foord wrote:
> On 02/02/2010 21:08, Brian Curtin wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 15:00, Lukáš Duběda <loocas at duber.cz
>> <mailto:loocas at duber.cz>> wrote:
>> Hi there everybody,
>> I'd really appretiate if anyone could share their experience
>> with any good dotNET GUI designer. I'd love to have such
>> functionality I can get out of QtDesigner, where I visually
>> design my forms and buttons and what not and then just save
>> that GUI into a file or generate a usable Python code
>> out of it for my scripts.
>> And another question, is there any good integration of IronPython
>> into Visual Studio 2008? Or newer? I'm not a VS user, but since
>> we can get the VS Express for free, this'd be a valuable tool
>> for my IronPython programming.
>> Thanks a lot in advnace, cheers,
>> I don't have a lot of experience with it, but Sharp Develop
>> (http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/) supports IronPython, and
>> may be worth a look. Others have reported success.
>> If you do look into Visual Studio, you can write GUI code in C# using
>> the Visual Studio designer, then subclass it from Python code.
> This is the approach I usually recommend. The only thing you miss out on
> is hooking up your events from the designer - but if you're doing TDD
> then you'll want to write your tests first anyway... :-)
>> You can even, with a little modification, design GUIs in C# in Visual
>> Studio and copy/paste the C# code into a Python file and run with it.
>> You'll need to convert things like true/false to True/False, null to
>> None, etc...but with a little effort it works :)
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