Build Menu in Visual Studio missing

Jul 2, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Edited Jul 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I have just installed IronPython and Python Tools and it seems to work. I get Intellisence and if I try to start the project and there is errors I will get the normal VS message and the errors are in the error list.

One thing that I'm missing is a Build command!

If I select the Build menu it has only one item: Configuration Manager...

I'm guessing that I have done something wrong (not the first time).

So how do I get a normal Build Menu with Build and Rebuild


I'm using VS2010 Pro, Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate

// Anders

Jul 2, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Python projects (mostly*) don't require a build step, so there's nothing of any value for us to include in the Build menu (yet - Running a project with and without the debugger is the normal Python approach, since the interpreter (not compiler) uses your source files directly.

So you haven't done anything wrong apart from expecting a feature we haven't added yet.


* Some interpreters do use a build step, but CPython and IronPython don't need one and we're not officially supporting any others (yet -

Jul 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM


I was trying to create a Class Library to use in a C# project.

I have since read that this is not possible(?)

Thank you for your answer!

// Anders