How to Install it

The IronPython Studio is delivered as a Windows Installer package.

Before running the installer you need to make sure that you have installed the pre-requisites.

Note 1: If you are running Windows Vista with UAC:
  • From the Start Menu, click All Programs and Accessories
  • Find the Command Prompt icon, right-click it and choose "Run as Administrator". Then accept the User Account Control prompt.
  • Launch the installer from the command prompt: msiexec /i IronPythonStudio.msi

Note 2: The installer will not run if any of these pre-requisites are not present.

This project is sponsored by Clarius Labs

Last edited Dec 7, 2007 at 3:01 PM by PabloGaliano, version 2


Garrett85 Nov 27, 2009 at 12:39 AM 
What's the difference between isolated and integrated?

gneg Mar 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM 
Got it: see

gneg Mar 18, 2009 at 6:29 PM 
After initial enthusiasm, I am having the same problem. I found a suggestion to create an environment variable, but that didn't help either. I must find a way to import Lib modules, otherwise I cannot us it... Please help, anybody?

ACarbonero Mar 16, 2009 at 11:53 PM 
I just installed IronPython 2.0.1 and IronPython Studio, I already had VS2008 installed and I can create a simple project fine. What I'm wondering is why I can't import os or other modules in my C:\Program Files (x86)\IronPython 2.0.1\Lib\site-packages in IronPython Studio when it work fine in IronPython Console. Is IronPythn Studio using a dll version of IronPython and can't be extended, if not how is this done. I found some online references that said that you can do this by appending to the paths referenced by sys.path but when I print sys.path the list is empty. I want to be able to use Iron Python under VS just like CPython importing PIL and such. Any help is much appreciated.

credford Jun 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM 
For me, the file was called vs_shell_isolated.enu.exe and it was installed under C:\VS 2008 Shell Redist\Isolated Mode\

gkneller Apr 19, 2008 at 6:17 PM 
For anyone else having the above problem - note that the first time you double click the VS 2008 executable, it only extracts the files contained in the archive; it doesn't actually install anything. Navigate to whatever directory you specified during the extraction and you will find a file called vside.exe. This is the actual installation file for the shell.

aenikata Apr 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM 
I have Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 Shell installed, on XP SP2, but while it looks to be installing OK, I then have the same problem with not having the required components - presumably meaning Shell...

nutter Apr 14, 2008 at 7:34 AM 
me too - can't install Ironpython Studio - same as RobertD. Is this issue going to be fixed?

sfranklin Apr 10, 2008 at 6:35 PM 
I am having exactly the same problem as RobertD. Even though I have the Visual Studio 2008 Shell Isolated Mode Redistributable package installed the installer keeps insisting I don't. This is on XP Service Pack 2.

RobertD Mar 25, 2008 at 3:09 AM 
I can't install it on Vista Service Pack 1. I installed Visual Studio 2008 Shell Isolated Mode Redistributable package, but when I launch installer I get an error saying that I don't have
Visual Studio 2008 Shell Isolated Mode Redistributable package installed.