Introducing Python support in Visual Studio Code


Today we are announcing the general availability of Python support in Visual Studio Code, as announced at Microsoft Connect(); this follows our preliminary release last month.

Visual Studio Code’s code editing features are constantly getting better with each monthly release. We’ve received a lot of great feedback from the Python community and know that Python developers are anxious to get started using VS Code for their data science work.

In this post, we’ll outline the new features we added in November, as well as providing more detail about how to use some of these features.

I am excited to announce that the December release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we addressed 17 issues, including adding support for capabilites in the recently released Pylance language server extension.

This release includes support for Python 3.8 and improvements to Pylance, our new language server that provides rich type information while you code. It also adds support for type hints in the debugger and adds an option to sort your imports when formatting code.

To learn more about this release, please visit our documentation . To see a detailed list of changes, check out the changelog . You can also see what we’re planning on doing next by looking at our roadmap .

In the early days of VS Code, we were envious of other text editors that support great Python editing experiences. The language support and tooling experience was a huge gap in VS Code. We spent a lot of time discussing how to make our editor great for Python development, but as is often the case, it was a while before we had enough time to do something about it.

When we eventually started on the project, we decided to aim high. We have a fabulous extension model that allows us to add rich language support, debuggers and more into VS Code, so we wanted to make use of that feature. And it turns out that with help from a few community members (and many of you), we were able to accomplish this goal!

Today, I am very happy to announce our general availability (GA) release of the Microsoft Python extension for Visual Studio Code! It is available in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace. If you already have VS Code installed and are ready to get started now, you can install the extension from within VS Code by searching for “Python” in the Extensions view (Ctrl+Shift+X).

This is an exciting milestone for us as it has been one of our most requested features and something that will significantly improve developers’ productivity while

Microsoft’s Python extension for Visual Studio Code is available to install in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

The Python extension is available from Microsoft and you’ll need to install it if you want to follow this tutorial.

The Visual Studio team is proud to announce that we have been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2019! This is the first year that Microsoft has participated in GSoC and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the open source community by providing project ideas, suggestions and guidance to student developers.

Open source is important to Visual Studio Code, not just because much of its underlying technology is open source, but also because the editor has been built with an open platform from the very start. We believe that an open development process improves the product, helps people contribute and learn from each other, and enables us to build better tools for developer communities.

Visual Studio Code was among the first tools to support Language Server Protocol (LSP), which has played a key role in our Python support. The “openness” of this protocol helped us build great Python support in Visual Studio Code without needing any deep knowledge about CPython or any other Python implementation. It was also critical in letting us deliver features quickly without compromising on quality or performance. We’re excited to see what you will do with LSP and VS Code!

We have a few ideas listed below, but we’d love it if students came up with their own ideas

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Python development workload in Visual Studio 2017, as part of its push to make VS2017 the most productive Python IDE.

Visual Studio, which started off as a C++ IDE, has been fully supporting Python since 2015. This support includes features such as IntelliSense and debugging. The latest addition to this list is the Python extension for Visual Studio (or PTVS), which Microsoft said enables users to work with Python code through Visual Studio’s editor and debugger.

This release makes it possible to edit, build, debug and publish Python scripts with Visual Studio. Users gain access to an interactive REPL window for executing code, as well as code completion and linting capabilities. PTVS also supports various types of projects, including Web apps and services, data science and machine learning, cross-platform desktop applications, and more.

Today, we are delighted to announce that the Python extension is now available in the Visual Studio Marketplace!

Visual Studio Code has been named by many as one of the best code editors currently available. With its cross-platform support and rich set of features, VS Code has a great deal to offer Python developers. We hope you enjoy using VS Code as much as we have enjoyed building it!

In order to support Python development, we needed to create an extension that was not only easy to use but also very powerful and extensible. The Python extension supports debugging of a number of types of Python applications. Below is an example of debugging a simple Flask application on Linux.


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