[IronPython] IronPython Tools for existing project
dinov at microsoft.com
Mon Jul 5 13:20:14 PDT 2010
We should definitely be adding relative paths so this is just a bug and I'll
take a look at fixing it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-
> bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 8:12 AM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Cc: Sven Passig
> Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython Tools for existing project
> Hello all,
> A further problem I forgot to mention is that when I add / create items
> through the ui it puts absolute paths in the project file rather than
> relative ones. This makes it problematic to keep the project files
> version control where different users will have different paths.
> When I edit these paths to make them relative to the solution file /
> project file everything seems to work - so I can create a tool to "fix"
> the project files I guess.
> All the best,
> Michael Foord
> On 05/07/2010 15:38, Michael Foord wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I'm working with a team on an IronPython Silverlight application.
> > of the team develop with Windows and would like to use IronPython
> > Tools for Visual Studio, especially for its debugging capabilities.
> > This means I need to create a Visual Studio Solution and project(s)
> > from the existing file layout.
> > We would like to have the project checked in under version control
> > I'm aware that we'll probably need to manually manipulate the project
> > files when we add files outside of visual studio.
> > I can create the Visual Studio solution and project file and then
> > manually manipulate the xml to add all the folders and individual
> > files. So far so good. (Although perhaps not ideal having to add
> > individually - unfortunately I was away during the discussion about
> > whether projects should be able to operate from the filesystem or
> > to explicitly include files.)
> > Next I want to be able to launch our silverlight app from within
> > visual studio in order to be able to debug.
> > The html file is in a folder call "devcode". This has a subdirectory
> > called "python", which becomes "python.xap" when served from chiron.
> > I set the startup file for the project to "devcode\index.html" and
> > start directory to "devcode".
> > When I launch the app with debugging from Visual Studio I get the
> > message that Chiron has started on port 1322 and IE opens to the page
> > http://localhost:1322/index.html
> > Our html page opens (so far so good again), but unfortunately fails
> > with the following error:
> > Line: 31
> > Error: Unhandled Error in Silverlight 2 Application
> > Code: 2104
> > Category: InitializeError
> > Message: Could not download the Silverlight application. Check web
> > server settings
> > So it looks like Chiron is not building python.xap. How can I fix
> > The next problem is that the xaml designer doesn't work. It fails due
> > to all the external assembly references used in our xaml. Now this
> > itself isn't so much a problem as I know the xaml designer is ropey
> > the moment anyway - however Chiron is going to have the same problem.
> > It needs to know which assemblies our app uses so that it can serve
> > them (they are served externally rather than being included in the
> > file and need an entry in the Chiron manifest.)
> > If this is never going to work with VS tools I can move the
> > into the xap file as we will *probably* need this later anyway in
> > order to allow our application to be installed and run out of
> > However I had assumed I could "add a reference" to the assemblies we
> > were using. The "add reference" dialog doesn't actually allow me to
> > add any references... The only active button on it is "Cancel". Is it
> > possible to add references to Silverlight assemblies used by our
> > project? (And preferably have them picked up by both the xaml
> > and by chiron.)
> > All the best,
> > Michael
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