1.5 Alpha

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Change Set: b1d5b3decc75
Released: May 10, 2012
Updated: Jun 7, 2012 by dinov
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Release Notes

We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.5 Alpha. 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:

• Supports Cpython, IronPython, Jython and Pypy
• Python editor with advanced member, signature intellisense and refactoring
• Code navigation: “Find all refs”, goto definition, and object browser
• Local and remote debugging
• Profiling with multiple views
• Integrated REPL window with inline matplotlib graphics
• Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging & Profiling
• Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL

The primary new feature for this release is Django! The http://www.djangoproject.com is a popular Python webframework/CMS which is used by many reputable companies and high traffic websites. In this Alpha release the following are supported:

• Create a New Project / Django Application
• Add Django HTML Template
• Intellisense for Django templates
• Runtime debugging of Django templates
• Use IIS with a pure Python FastCGI interface

There have also been a couple of new intellisense features contributed from the community. This includes completions after “def “ based upon methods defined in base classes and completions for exception types after “raise” statements” (thanks Zooba!).

Full list of issues addressed in this release:

• 673 Setting Interpreter Programmatically
• 336 Pixelated Icons on Windows 7
• 665 Relative interpreter path
• 664 Display each available doc strings for one element
• 657 Code Completion / IntelliSense Python 3.2 (re.compile)
• 662 IronPython interactive running incredibly slow
• 654 Built-in functions have parameter info default value issues
• 226 Display list of exceptions after typing raise or except
• 637 Provide completions after "raise " for known exception types
• 580 Provide completions as “def”

We’d like to thank the following people who took the time to report the issues and feedback for this release:
Anna0311, golubdr, hjyh, tramsay, zooba.

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