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Which Window, VS, Timble Macros SDK and IronPython offer maximum compatibility

  • 1.  Which Window, VS, Timble Macros SDK and IronPython offer maximum compatibility

    Posted 28 days ago

    I'm having tons of issue following the tutorial (no TbcMacros, no WPF Window element, cant add Trimble.Vce.UI.Control.dll elements, etc etc)

    So I'd like to replicate exactly a working environment, therefore I'd like to know which versions offer maximum compatibility/less problems of:

    • Windows
    • Visual Studio
    • IronPython
    • Timble Macros SDK


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    Giuseppe Barbieri
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  • 2.  RE: Which Window, VS, Timble Macros SDK and IronPython offer maximum compatibility

    Posted 28 days ago

    Hi Giuseppe, 
    Welcome to TBC Macros development. 

    If you are struggling with the provided tutorials, I would suggest you check out this post by Ronny about the setup and getting going with Macros for TBC.

    https://community.trimble.com/question/june-2024-installation-for-macros

    This is probably the best resource for getting started and we very much appreciate Ronny for putting this together. 

    Welcome aboard!



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    Bryce Haire
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  • 3.  RE: Which Window, VS, Timble Macros SDK and IronPython offer maximum compatibility

    Posted 28 days ago

    Hello Giuseppe,

    just to answer your list.

      • the IronPython version depends on your TBC version
        • everything prior to 5.90 requires Ironpython 2.7
        • from TBC V5.90 onwards it uses Ironpython 3.4
        • that's also the reason for the folder change from "C:\ProgramData\Trimble\MacroCommands" to "C:\ProgramData\Trimble\MacroCommands3"
        • BUT, that enabled us to keep different TBC versions that use different python versions, there are slight language differences, I personally didn't have to change too much code
      • you should always use the MacroSDK that fits your TBC version


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      Ronny Schneider
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