We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 RC. Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is an open-source plug-in for Visual Studio which supports programming with the Python language. PTVS supports a broad range of features including CPython/IronPython, Edit/Intellisense/Debug/Profile, Cloud, HPC, IPython, and cross platform and cross language debugging support.
QUICK VIDEO OVERVIEW
For a quick overview of the general IDE experience, please watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNNAOypc6Ek&hd=1
CHANGES SINCE 2.0 BETA
1) Many bug fixes. Please see this link for full list: http://aka.ms/Yddlkc
2) Performance improvements: for example Project load times.
3) Intellisense improvements, especially for packages with compiled modules such as numpy and PyQt
CHANGES SINCE 1.5 RTM
There are a number of exciting improvements in this release compared to 1.5RTM, many based on your feedback & suggestions. Here’s a summary:
• New - Mixed-mode debugging for Python and C++: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJaKQ94lBY
• Remote cross-OS debugging for Windows, Linux and MacOS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTluEosS4Ts
• New – “Python Environments”: Please refer to the documentation or this video for an overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1bk7t9YDkE
• Virtual Env support: easily and quickly create silo’d environments for installing packages in your project.
• Associate different environments with your Project and quickly switch between them.
• Various Intellisense improvements. Please refer to the documentation or this video for an overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxRSV9cucM
• New reformat code command
• Publish Django applications to Windows Azure Web Sites – in addition to the already existing publish to Cloud Service you can now quickly publish a site to Windows Azure Web Sites. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7A7VNnsA_8
• Various bug fixes to the Azure SDK for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
• New - Survey/News feature. This experimental feature will periodically push News items such as “We just posted a new video on Python Debugging: <link>”, or mini surveys such as “Which version of Python do you use most often?”. You are in full control of this feature and can turn it off permanently. No user identifiable information is collected.
• New - Starting with VS2013, we’re happy to announce that PTVS is “in the box”. This means when you install Visual Studio, there is a an existing “Python” download link which will direct you to the latest PTVS installer.
• Various other smaller improvements
New “PTVS Integrated” package
• If you don’t have VS already, you can install PTVS and VS with a single click using the “Integrated” packaged. This gives you a complete and perpetually free Python IDE based on VS 2013.
For a list of known issues for this release, please see each feature's docs.
We’d like to thank the following people who took the time to report the issues and feedback for this release:
akirkby, AngellusMortis, aperception, ardakkolcak, ArmedGuy, ArtScott, atilev, azapotylok, bbusacker, bde_fft, bfcondon, bkilian, bosmart, bveldkamp, cfu, cpitcla, Crazometer, cvolzke, d2walter, delind, denfromufa, detly, Drmanac, fwkz, gennadiy_d, golubdr, indra_k, jamescoder, JandalDoe, jmfrank63, joxn, MarkBerryman, mattme, mcdevitts, meanim, miloslavbeno, mmclark, mstampfer, newfound, Nirmal4G, noam0101, ooplex, pasmocko, paweljasiniski, salbright, shoejunk, soyiharu, spaun2002, SuperKronos, tffung, VadimC, willum070.
And the following devs who sent us pull requests:
donre, nahnhnahk, sharwell, Vilhelmenator.