CS-Script - The C# Script Engine
C# Script execution engine version 3.9.16 - Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Oleg Shilo.
Please note that the project has been migrated on GitHub and this web site is only maintained for historical reasons and as an online documentation repository.
For the latest information and documentation on CS-Script and its spin off products follow the links below:
What a masterful piece of work. Rarely do we find a piece of "technical art" that is hand-crafted any more in this field.
Why use Roslyn when CSScript has been providing great scripting capability for my projects for over 7 years.
CS-Script is now fully supported by Notepad++ (intellisense, execution...)
What is CS-Script?
CS-Script is a CLR (Common Language Runtime) based scripting system which uses ECMA-compliant C# as a programming language. CS-Script currently targets Microsoft implementation of CLR (.NET 2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0/4.5) with full support on Mono.
CS-Script is an open-source (MIT) initiative that is distributed under the license agreement, which can be found here.
CS-Script combines the power and richness of C# and FCL with the flexibility of a scripting system. CS-Script can be useful for system and network administrators, developers and testers. For any one who needs an automation for solving variety of programming tasks.
The main idea of CS-Script is to allow "plain vanilla" C# code execution from both command-prompt and form any CLR application hosting the script engine.
Command-prompt execution:Explorer view:
C. Execution of the script by "aligning" it to the appropriate interface (DuckTyping).
Important aspect of such hosting model that the script execution is completely typesafe and IDEs like VisualStudio can provide full Intellisense support:
1. Script HelloScript.cs
2. Complete script hosting code
Note practicaly all code above is available in CodeDOM version. Just replace 'CSScript.Eveluator' with 'CSScript' and all calls will be redirected to CodeDOM API (more details here).
CS-Script comes with the complete integration with MS Visual Studio 2010 (CS-Script Visual Studio Tools). Because of the clever loading model CLR Debuggers do not differentiate between static and dynamic code (script). You can debug your script with the same debugger as your host application.
CS-Script can be hosted in NAnt environment. You can execute of both script files and embedded C# code (CDATA) from NAnt build scripts. The unrestricted bi-directional data exchange between NAnt runtime and CS-Script script code (e.g. C# code) can be achieved due to the advanced CS-Script hosting architecture.
CS-Script also brings you Dynamic Code Generation. The concept, which allows you to define C++ style macros in C#.
CS-Script comes with the full set of comprehensive documentation (tutorials, help in both CHM and PDF format, API reference guide).
Benefits of C# Scripting System:
Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Oleg Shilo