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1.5 RC

Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 16445
Change Set: 309b32130ec5
Released: Sep 18, 2012
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 by Ptools
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

PTVS 1.5RC Available!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.5 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, etc. support.

The primary new feature for the 1.5 release is Django including Azure support! The is a popular Python webframework/CMS which is used by many reputable companies and high-traffic websites. For Python on Azure support see:

In this RC release, the following improvements have been made based on your requests & feedback:

• VS2012 support!
• A Live Debug REPL - YT:
• Project load time improvements
• Kinect 1.5 support
• New “New Project from Existing Code!”
• Improved intellisense (iterator, PyQt, …)
• Python 3.3 language support
• Azure Python Client Lib improvements for Windows, Linux & MacOS

There were over 80 fixes/improvements in this release. Unfortunately because of Codeplex's Release Notes character limit (sad), we can't list the summary of bug fixes, so here's a link to the data:

We’d like to thank the following people who took the time to report the issues and feedback for this release (in reverse chronological order):

Tmaslach, odwalla, jrade, michiya, timeisparallax, tachiorz, sourbox, tramsay, bahrep, lqbest127, hyh, mrpy, boomer_74, BigFreakinGobot, AngeloBast, ajp, mahpour, cecilphillip, dhabersat.

We’d also like to thank Weidong for his wonderful test support during the past few months & welcome Hugues aboard the project!

Reviews for this release

If your wanting to develop in Python and already have Visual Studio installed. Then this is a great tool. A good match for eg: PyCharm
by Danthar on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM
I use Python+NumPy+SciPy+Matplotlib for scientific computing and also just for playing around. I am surprised that PTVS is the best tool on Windows I have found so far and I would rate this slightly better than PyDev, the alternative for eclipse. The intellisense works flawlessly. This project deserves a lot more. I can't believe I'm the first reviewer!
by su_so on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:04 PM