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We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 RTM. 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, 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
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:
• Python Environments: Please refer to the documentation or this video overview
• Virtual Env support: easily and quickly create silo’d environments for installing packages in your project.
• Various Intellisense improvements, especially for packages with compiled modules such as numpy and PyQt. Please refer to the documentation or this video overview
• New reformat code command
• Mixed-mode debugging for Python and C++. (video overview
• Remote cross-OS debugging for Windows, Linux and MacOS: (video overview
• 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. (video overview
• Various bug fixes to the Azure SDK for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
• 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 bug fixes and performance improvements, such as large project load times.
New “PTVS Integrated” package
• If you don’t have VS already, you can install PTVS and VS with a single click using the “Integrated” package. 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 issues send feedback and pull requests for this release:
akirkby, AlexSnowedIn, AngellusMortis, ArmedGuy, ask1987, atilev, bbusacker, bfcondon, bkilian, bveldkamp, chehsunliu, cpitcla, Crazometer, cvolzke, delind, denfromufa, detly, donre, Drmanac, gennadiy_d, golubdr, hfoffani, indra_k, jmfrank63, joxn, knakai, MarkBerryman, mattme, meanim, mjklaim, mmclark, MRY92, mstampfer, nahnhnahk, noam0101, oldschool, ooplex, paweljasiniski, sharwell, shoejunk, Soldalma, soyiharu, spaun2002, stocksp, SuperKronos, Vilhelmenator, yazandiranieh.