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I made a few python scripts to automatically optimize and publish my data..
Now i'm thinking about writing a .NET program to manage and run these scripts: the obvious way is invoking them in a different process from the .NET code but this seems downright ugly I was thinking about using IronPython and migrate my scripts into .NET.
Does anyone know if it's possible to invoke arcpy functions from IronPython? Thanks!

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At the Esri Discussion Forums I found a 2011 response from @JasonScheirer which says:

Arcpy is built on arcgisscripting, which is in turn a CPython extension. You will not be able to use arcpy in IronPython.

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An update to this question, this can now be accomplished. You can follow this guide to complete your task in IronPython. Using ArcPy with Visual Studio 2010 and 2012

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