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Calling a perl test script from visual studio?

by ba1688 (Novice)
on Feb 28, 2014 at 13:27 UTC ( #1076528=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
ba1688 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

So I have a perl script that runs a bunch of input scripts into this solution I have in VS Studio. Basically I don't want to leave VS Studio anymore and I just want to run this perl script from VS Studio while I'm in my solution. Anyone know how I can?

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Re: Calling a perl test script from visual studio?
by davies (Vicar) on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
Re: Calling a perl test script from visual studio?
by dbuckhal (Monk) on Feb 28, 2014 at 20:42 UTC

    What language are you using in Visual Studio?

    For ProjectEuler Problem 11, I wrote a solution in C#, as well as Perl. Then I thought it would be interesting to use Perl to generate a n x n random number array for the C# program.

    So, I browsed around and found an example to execute Perl from within C# code. It then stores the array in "data" for C# to process.

    Maybe this might be something of use to you?

    // confiure Perl number generator string perlCommand = @"C:\cygwin\bin\perl.exe"; // your Perl string perlScript = "ranArrayGen.pl"; // your script // how big of array ( default = 20 x 20 ) Console.Write("Enter desired array size [20]: "); string perlArg = Console.ReadLine(); int readInt; if ( !int.TryParse( perlArg, out readInt ) ) perlArg = "20"; // setup process info for script ProcessStartInfo perlStartInfo = new ProcessStartInfo(perlCommand); perlStartInfo.Arguments = perlScript + " " + perlArg; perlStartInfo.UseShellExecute = false; perlStartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = true; // execute Perl number generator Process perl = new Process(); perl.StartInfo = perlStartInfo; perl.Start(); string data = perl.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd(); perl.WaitForExit(); perl.Close(); // display working array data Console.WriteLine("Using:\n{0}", data);
Re: Calling a perl test script from visual studio?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Feb 28, 2014 at 22:52 UTC

    So just add it in Tools / External Tools. You can run whatever you like from the Tools menu.

    Jenda
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