Using the Bot Framework from Python with the Direct Line API


Yes, it's possible.  The Bot Framework supports the "Direct Line" channel which you can use from any client application to call your bot.  If you want to learn more about this channel and how to call it, start here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/bot-framework/rest-api/bot-framework-rest-overview.

So assuming you've built a bot already using the Bot Builder SDK using Node.js or C#, let's take a quick look at what it's like to call your bot using Python.  Here, I will use the Direct Line API v3 referenced here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/bot-framework/rest-api/bot-framework-rest-direct-line-3-0-concepts

First up, get your development environment Python ready:

Get the code:

Then hit F5, watch your bot framework endpoint get and return a response:

*Disclaimer - I'm new to Python - in fact, this is my first attempt at it, so I'm on pretty much Hello World territory in Python-land.


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