[IPython-user] win32com tab completion?

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Tue Jan 24 19:55:59 CST 2006

Matt Wilkie wrote:
> Dear ipy,
> Is it possible to get tab completion and interactive help for imported
> win32com objects?
> I can connect to and use them in the shell if I know what they are but
> it's hard to remember how to spell them or what their parameters are.
> For example:
>    gp = win32com.client.Dispatch("esriGeoprocessing.GpDispatch.1")
>    gp.{tab}
> shows
>    gp._ApplyTypes_             gp.__setitem__
>    gp._FlagAsMethod            gp.__str__
>    gp._LazyAddAttr_            gp._builtMethods_
>    etc..
> but not "gp.AddToolBox" or any of the others I would actually use.

Try dir(gp).  That's what tab-completion uses: if an object doesn't publish 
its interface, it's really hard for tab-completion to find out about its 
internals.  Tab-completion is limited to what dir(foo) will return.



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