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The Ruby Connector (beta) now available

First beta released to registered users...
by Huw Collingbourne
Tuesday 31 July 2007.

We’ve just released the first beta of the Ruby Connector - the control that lets your .NET programs communicate at runtime with Ruby programs. It also lets you create visual ’front ends’ to your Ruby programs using a .NET language and the Visual Studio form designer.

Drop a little Ruby (bottom left) onto a form and suddenly your C# and VB .NET apps can talk to Ruby!

More background here...

- From C# to Ruby (and back again)
- Adventures in Ruby and .NET
- Visual Ruby - One Small Step...

The Ruby Connector will be installed as part of Ruby In Steel 1.2. However, the beta version is available today to registered users of Ruby In Steel Developer. You may either download it from the Registered User Area of the forum or, if you don’t use the forum, please contact support, giving your registered user name and serial number.

The Ruby Connector In Action

Maybe your Ruby program does all kinds of wonderful stuff but it may still seem pretty clunky if you are running it from a command prompt...

With the Ruby Connector you can create a visual front-end and call your Ruby program (its classes, variables and methods) right from inside your C#, VB or Chrome code...

Here is the same program which I was previously running at the command prompt - but this time I can do everything at the click of a few buttons...

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