Forum: IronRuby Compiling .rb files vs. embedding and hosting ?

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Thibaut B. (Guest)
on 2009-01-09 13:17
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Hello,
I'm starting to integrate IronRuby files into a VisualStudio C# project,
mainly to write easy-to-maintain GUI builders.

As I don't want to have .rb files lying around this deployment, I had
that
idea about embedding all the files inside an assembly, loading them at
run
time through resource manager and passing them to the IronRuby host I
would
start from C#.

While that would work, it would be even simplier to have these .rb files
compiled to some assembly.

Is there a trick to compile a bunch of .rb files to an assembly today ?

thanks!

-- Thibaut
Jimmy S. (Guest)
on 2009-01-09 22:08
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Embedding the files as resources would be your best bet, as we don't
have compilation to an assembly working today.

Basically (compiled with outlook ...):

var assembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
var textStreamReader = new
StreamReader(assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("foo.rb"));
var code = textStreamReader.ReadToEnd();
textStreamReader.Close();

var runtime = new ScriptRuntime();
var ruby = IronRuby.Ruby.GetEngine(runtime);
var source = ruby.CreateScriptSourceFromString(code);
var result = source.Execute();

Compilation is something we want to support though.

~js
Thibaut B. (Guest)
on 2009-01-09 22:45
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Hi Jimmy,

thanks for the feedback (and the outlook snippet :-)!

I'll try that.

cheers

-- Thibaut
Tomas M. (Guest)
on 2009-01-09 23:30
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The last 4 lines of the snippet could be slightly simplified:

var engine = IronRuby.Ruby.CreateEngine();
engine.Execute(code);

Tomas
Thibaut B. (Guest)
on 2009-01-30 10:14
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Hi,

just some words of feedback: it works perfectly :)

I'm beginning to start using an embedded IronRuby engine to create my
windows forms programmatically inside a C# application, rather than
from the designer.

thanks, I'll keep you guys posted on my findings!

Thibaut


On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:30 PM, Tomas M.
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