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Released: Aug 29, 2011
Updated: Nov 3, 2011 by dinov
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Release Notes

We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio version 1.0. Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is an open-source plug-in for Visual Studio which supports programming with the Python programming language. PTVS is released under the Apache License, 2.0. This release includes the core features you’d expect from most IDEs including:
  • Advanced code modeling which enable intellisense, finding references, and goto definition.
  • Supports for common refactorings such as rename variable and extract method
  • Support for debugging and profiling Python applications
  • Integrated IPython support for interactive development and interactive cluster development
  • Integrated support for Microsoft Research's Sho project
  • Support for MPI cluster debugging including automatic deployment to the cluster
PTVS supports working with your Python distribution of choice – whether that’s the standard Python distribution, an alternate packaging of CPython such as Enthought Python Distribution or ActivePython, or a completely different Python implementation such as IronPython or PyPy. PTVS supports all versions of Python from 2.5 through 3.2 – so no matter what Python you’re likely to find it supported. In addition to supporting any Python implementation PTVS contains integrated support for IronPython including drag and drop GUI support and enhanced intellisense when working with .NET APIs.

This release includes only a handful of critical bug fixes for issues reported against RC2 and discovered via our own internal testing. A complete list of issues fixed for this release is available here:; in the mean time we're working hard on v1.1, and you can find a list of issues fixed and features implemented in our development release here:

We’d like to thank all of the users who took the time to report issues and feedback over our product lifecycle: 42K, 445363200, alegault, andresmac, AphexSA, asqui, bkadamgk, bobsh, btribble, CalebMB, cendalc, chuckjacobs, cspwcspw, cyberchand, dinov, enniot, eyeofhell, fergalmoran, flyingfether, gnezim, Haozes, HugoRien, impulse9, jodNi, JohnMueller, joxn, jrade, JulesJacobs, lifning, loocas, lundebro, MichaelBaker, mloskot, nriley, ohaynold, OldWarhorse, pegorov, PingLin, pkohut, proofy, pymab, reckoner1, roxtar, sei_empower, sinsanity, slideomix, SpudInNZ, stevedeitz, stjohnburn, sumitbasu, TheBits, Tiphon, unplugea, wesley0423, xavier_grundus, Zooba, and Zugzwang.

The Python Tools for Visual Studio Team

Reviews for this release

Yes me like 1.0
by Yaroslav612 on Dec 11, 2011 at 9:49 AM
Win+PTVS+Python = Frickin' awesome Win+OtherStuff+Python = Mostly hoaky RtClick "Goto Def"/"Find All Refs", modern debugger, code coloring and layouts that don't look like they were designed by a caveman, intellisense that does not seize your machine for 10 seconds every time you type ".". No scheduled crash every 10 minutes (ala Eclip/Pydev). Many thanks to the dev team.
by CodeSF on Nov 1, 2011 at 4:59 AM
There are things to do, yes. But it is good to see that the project is going in the right direction. Our team develops a library that has wrappings for many languages. At last I can stay with VS2010 when dealing with the Python. Great!
by tiphon on Sep 7, 2011 at 5:40 PM