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Hi Duncan

Thanks for the reply, yes sorry that was more of a typo on my part

I really meant Ideally   frm1:Show()      -- Syntax sugar for  frm1.Show(frm1)

For the actual problem, I am hazy but I think I probably need to construct a lua table in C# and return that Lua table. It would contain maybe 2 elements
a) the C# ref to the form instance, and b) a lua function Show(). which then calls back into C# to do the actual showing of the windows form.

Or alternatively is there a way to implement this using metatables and metamehods ? hmmmm not sure.

I wish the documentation for LuaInterface was better, and with more examples of how to use it !

From: <> on behalf of Duncan Cross <>
Sent: 31 January 2016 14:25
To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Could do with some guidance on Lua interfacing please

On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Geoff Smith <> wrote:
> The obvious thing I dont like about that is the horrible syntax, I want to
> be able to call something like in Lua.
> How would I go about rejigging that syntax construct ?

In Lua syntax, the way to call an instance method is
objectname:methodname(...) with a colon instead of a dot. (This is
general advice, rather than specific to LuaInterface.)