thanks! It made a difference but ...
> Do you want this in the normal IDE or in the REPL window?
My focus is interactive: REPL, ipython or pythonwin.
I did more testing and here are the results:
1) ironpython within REPL it shows more but does not include any of the COM object methods/properties.
2) cpython with ipython, the same result as above
3) cpython with ipython after makepy run over the obeject in question, partial COM object information is available (some of the methods/properties but not all)
4) cpython with pythonwin (with or without makepy info), all COM object information is available
I suspect the pythonwin interactive mode (kind of REPL) is very intelligent about the COM objects.
I can always prototype/test interactively with pythonwin and paste results into the VS.