Chapter 3. .NET objects and IronPython

This chapter covers

  • Reading the MSDN documentation

  • .NET types: Classes, structures, enumerations, and collections

  • Delegates and event handlers in IronPython

  • Subclassing .NET classes

.NET is a large platform and has a great deal to offer programmers. The framework is extremely broad; the classes it provides cover almost every aspect of programming that you can imagine. The IronPython .NET integration makes it easy to use these classes directly from IronPython code; you’ll rarely do type conversion between Python types and .NET ones. Not only are the .NET objects straightforward to use and configure from within IronPython, but they’re also integrated into the Python infrastructure so that you can use Python idioms ...

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