[wingide-users] IronPython CodeCompletion
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jan 15 08:47:34 MST 2010
On 15/01/2010 12:44, Larry Richards wrote:
> I'm having difficulty getting CodeCompletion to work with IronPython.
> I'm using Windows 7, IronPython 2.6, and Wing IDE 3.2.3-1.
> I first created the PI file directory, then added this to the
> "Interface File Path." Then I generated the PI files using the
> generate_pi.py script. That seemed to work well enough, and I got a
> directory full of about 7.5 MB of pi files.
Ah. I get about 30MB of files - are you using 64bit Windows by any chance?
64 bit Windows ships the XML doc files in a different place, so
IronPython can't find them. On the other hand you should still get PI
files with all the types and members, just not the docstrings.
I ran through the instructions with Windows 7, IronPython 2.6 and Wing
3.2.3 and it "worked for me". Have a look in System.pi and check it
looks like 'sensible'. Mine is 2.3MB and starts with (docstrings omitted):
def ReferenceEquals(self, arg0, arg1):
def BeginInvoke(self, obj, callback, object):
Can you try creating a text file in your pi-file directory called
Foobar.pi with the following contents:
Once you have done that, if you type the following into a Wing file:
Once you type the Foobar. then you should be offered the FooBar class
for autocompletion. If that doesn't happen then either the directory
isn't properly on the Wing path for autocompletion or Wing is not
working in some way. If it does happen but the .NET autocomplete still
doesn't work then something is wrong with the way the pi files are being
All the best,
> At that stage, I should be able to type "import System," and Wing is
> supposed to recognize the .NET objects. However, no such luck. I
> must be doing something fundamentally wrong, although I think I'm
> following the instructions to the letter...
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Wing IDE users list
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