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posted @ Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:31 PM


I was poking around within the DLR code that was release yesterday within the IronPython Alpha release and I came across the Script class which allow local hosting of a script. Given a language provider you can then execute a block of code. Internally the ScriptEnvironmentSetup loads 4 LanguageProviderSetup classes currently

  • IronPython.Hosting.PythonLanguageProvider
  • Microsoft.JScript.Compiler.Hosting.LanguageProvider
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.Scripting.Hosting.VisualBasicLanguageProvider
  • Ruby.Hosting.RubyLanguageProvider

Unfortunately it appears they are only including the IronPython.Hosting.PythonLanguageProvider with this current release. A quick example of what you can do, the Script class is a wrapper around the ScriptDomainManager:

using System;
using Microsoft.Scripting;
namespace IronPythonScriptHost
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
string code = "print \"Hello\" + Name";
Script.SetVariable("Name", "Nick");
Script.Execute("py", code);