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Chilkat for Python 2.7.* Windows Install Instructions

1. Download

Download the binary distribution and unzip to any directory.
Note: Python may run as a 32-bit process even on a 64-bit computer. If this is the case, then download the 32-bit build.

32-bit Download:

64-bit Download:

The download contains the following files:


2. Verify Python 2.7.* is Installed

Run showPythonVersion.bat to verify that Python 2.7.* is the installed version of Python.

3. Find the site-packages Directory

Run showSitePackagesDir.bat to list the "site-packages" directories. For example:

	['C:\Python27', 'C:\Python27\lib\site-packages']

4. Move Files to site-packages Directory

Move _chilkat.pyd and to the site-packages directory. (Make sure that _chilkat.pyd and only exist in the site-packages directory and nowhere else.)

The Chilkat module will be loaded via the import chilkat statement. Python searches for the module in the paths listed in sys.path (Run showPythonPath to view the directories in sys.path). Technically, the _chilkat.pyd and files may be copied to any of the sys.path directories. The convention is to install 3rd party modules in site-packages.

5. Run the Sample to Verify

Run testChilkat.bat (which runs to verify that the Chilkat module can be found and loaded. The program instantiates a number of Chilkat objects and displays the Version property of each.

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