Eto.Forms setup for IronPython in VS2017

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will....@gmail.com

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Dec 27, 2018, 12:17:24 AM12/27/18
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Is there a way to set up the IronPython environment of visual studio 2017 to use Eto.Forms?
I've had success using Eto.Forms in 3d modeling software Rhino
Now I'd like to experiment with building windows apps with Eto.Forms
Less complicated than WinForm for a noob like me...

curtis

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Jan 9, 2019, 12:55:37 PM1/9/19
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Hey Will,

To run Eto.Forms apps with IronPython, you simply need to add Eto.dll and Eto.Wpf.dll to your project.  You can get these from the nuget packages that I've linked, which are just zip files.  Then, the following should work as a starting point:

import clr
clr
.AddReference('Eto')
clr
.AddReference('Eto.Wpf')

from Eto.Drawing import *
from Eto.Forms import *

class MyForm(Form):
   
def __init__(self):
       
# Create child controls and initialize form
       
self.Content = Label(Text = "Hello IronPython")

app
= Application()
app
.Run(MyForm())


If you want to create a standalone .exe that you can distribute, you may be able to wrap the python code in a C# application that executes via the IronPython interpreter.

Hope this helps!
Curtis

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Jan 9, 2019, 1:09:15 PM1/9/19
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The ipyc compiler would work for creating a "standalone" executable. It's part of the install, but not part of the nuget packages.

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