Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are freely available in source or binary form for all major platforms from the Python Web site, http://www.python.org/, and may be freely distributed. Python Tutorial — Python v2.6.4
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One of the major use cases for IronPython is embedding in .NET applications to provide user scripting. The hosting APIs make it easy to experiment with embedding IronPython. Chris Umbel has written up a blog entry demonstrating the IronPython 2.6 hosting API and giving an example of exposing an API to Python scripts from a C# applications. Scripting Your .Net Applications with IronPython Scripting Your .Net Applications with IronPython
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Extending your C# application with IronPython - berniea Recently I’ve started messing around with IronPython; IronPython is the first language of a set of languages that rely on the DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime), the DLR is a hosting platform and a dynamic type system, capable of running dynamic languages on top of the CLR. I really like the concept of a dynamic language, although it isn’t such a new concepts, I think it will be revived and gain more audience with the upcoming .Net Framework 4.0. One very useful thing you can do with IronPython (or any other language on top of the DLR) is to use it as an embedded scripting engine in your.Net application. What can we gain from such a scripting engine? I think that in almost every enterprise application project at some point you’ll come to the conclusion that you need extension points in the system. It can be a Rule Engine, a Workflow of some sort or a pluggable User Interface.
Using IronPython in WPF to Evaluate Expressions Download demo application which includes everything - 2.08 MB Introduction For those who follow my articles, you may have expected a new one in my MVVM series, don't worry that is on its way very soon, but there is always time for a little article.
Download source - 13.96 KB Introduction This article (and the code) demonstrates how to use the IronPython engine inside of a C# Windows Form application. Several different types of interactions (class in C# accessed from Python, class in Python accessed from C#, etc. are demonstrated). Background Embedding IronPython in a C# Application
Jim was shocked to discover that his two-week effort resulted in a Python implementation that ran faster than Jython. Intrigued, he kept working on IronPython, eventually joining Microsoft in the summer of 2004. The 1.0 version of IronPython shipped two years later, in September 2006. Today, Jim is an architect in the Dynamic Language Runtime team while the IronPython team is driving towards a fall 2008 release of IronPython v2.0. Introducing IronPython
A 3 minute guide to embedding IronPython in a C# application 'Steven Nagy' on Thu, 05 Mar 2009 19:33:10 GMT, sez: Interesting... (the IronPython integration that is, not this article). Now we can embed Quake2 style console popdowns in all our applications.
Embedding IronPython is quite trivial and is documented here. You can call functions in the embedded python module by (1) retrieving the function using Evaluate() (2) then apply the function using the Call() method 02.using (IronPython.Hosting.PythonEngine engine 03. = new IronPython.Hosting.PythonEngine()) 05. engine.Execute(@" Embedding IronPython – C# Calling Python Script Part 1
CLR Inside Out: IronPython CLR Inside Out IronPython James Schementi IronPython is the code name for an implementation of the Python programming language written by the CLR team at Microsoft. IronPython runs on the Microsoft® .NET Framework and supports an interactive console with fully dynamic compilation.