Release notes for PTVS 2.1 Beta
We’re pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta. 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.
Changes since 2.0 RTM
There are a number of exciting improvements in this release compared to 2.0, many based on your feedback & suggestions. Here’s a summary:
- PTVS is now installable in 2013 Express for Web and Express for Desktop editions! This is also means that there will not be anymore "PTVS-Integrated" releases. The Express editions have all the features in the Integrated package and more. Please install 2013 update 2 RC http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42307 as PTVS 2.1 has dependencies on it.
- New templates for Bottle and Flask projects – as with Django, you can create Bottle & Flask project & easily publish to Azure
- New editing experience for Django templates on VS 2013:
- Full support for HTML5, CSS and JS
- CSS and JS syntax highlighting and Intellisense
- Significantly improved HTML Intellisense
- PyLint integration
- Debugger performance and stability improvements when working with large data sets
- pyproj files can now be edited manually to add build steps
- Add a “CoreCompile” target to your project to enable building non-web projects inside VS
- Along with many bug fixes and smaller features enhancements.
For a complete list of known issues for this release, please see the Issues and Discussion pages on Codeplex.