Interacting with a WPF/Winforms application

Hi

Is there a simple way to interact with the GUI of a WPF/Winforms
application?
I’ll clarify a little what I would like to achieve:

when you start a console session with an environment loaded you could
potentially type the following lines in there

require ‘config/boot’
start_wpf_application
System::Windows::Application.current.main_window.my_panel.children.add
Wpf.build(TextBox, :text => “Very important placeholder text”)

That last line would then add a textbox to the panel while the
application
is running.

I could probably use threading to achieve this or different appdomains
maybe.

any thoughts?

Cheers
Ivan

Running in a separate thread is what you probably want to do.

There’s an IronPython sample that does something like this for WinForms
– it’s called winforms.py and lives in the tutorial directory.
Unfortunately, it looks like it depends on some IronPython-specific
functionality in the command line – but it wouldn’t be too hard to add
something similar to IronRuby.

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Subject: [Ironruby-core] Interacting with a WPF/Winforms application

Hi

Is there a simple way to interact with the GUI of a WPF/Winforms
application?
I’ll clarify a little what I would like to achieve:

when you start a console session with an environment loaded you could
potentially type the following lines in there

require ‘config/boot’
start_wpf_application
System::Windows::Application.current.main_window.my_panel.children.add Wpf.build(TextBox, :text => “Very important placeholder text”)

That last line would then add a textbox to the panel while the
application is running.

I could probably use threading to achieve this or different appdomains
maybe.

any thoughts?

Cheers
Ivan

FWIW, the easiest way is to rename the exe to dll,(btw, is there a
reason we
can’t require exes?) and then call “Thread.new { Program.main args }” :slight_smile:

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