This question makes me feel really silly, but it is incredibly frustrating. I have installed both IronPython and IronStudio [the VS 2008 Studio Shell] on a 64 bit Windows 7 box. I installed these programs to learn Python and to see how the language
could be used in a VS environment.
I have a lot of prior experience with Visual Studio in both VB and VC# [from the old compiled Quick Basic [!] up to VS 2005] and have never had any problems compiling a project.
The entire installation appears to have gone well, VS comes up with the standard set of Windows and the code editor and forms designer appears to work. I also got ipy.exe, ipyw, ipy64.exe, and ipyw64.exe working.
I can use both ipy64 in interactive mode and to run a saved py script.
However, I tried to make my own "Hello World" application by putting up one form with a label that says "Hello World". The only thing I did was to color the background of the form, the labelbox and the font using the properties
window. I set the form as the startup location in the Project properties. Then I ran the build and got an exe. No errors.
When I try to run the created exe, nothing at all happens.
So then I tried running form.py as a script against the ipyw64.exe program. Again nothing happens.
Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong. This must be a simple lack of understanding.