Release notes for PTVS 2.1 RC2
We’re pleased to announce the second release candidate for Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1.
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, editing, IntelliSense, interactive debugging, profiling, Microsoft Azure, IPython, and cross-platform debugging support.
PTVS 2.1 RC2 is available for:
- In Visual Studio 2013 with Update 3, Application Insights may be added to web projects. However, Application Insights does not support Python projects and including it may cause issues creating and publishing your project. To prevent problems, ensure the "Add Application Insights to Project" checkbox is unchecked when you create a new project. Existing projects are not affected.
Changes since 2.1 Beta 2
For RC2 we've made many bug fixes throughout the entire product, especially IntelliSense and code completions, debugging, general stability and performance.
- search paths within a project are now used for IntelliSense
- Django template debugging now works on Python 3.4
- Anaconda environments can now use 'conda install' from PTVS
- the standard string visualizers (HTML, XML, JSON) can now be used when debugging
- brace highlight color can now be changed
- Django 1.7 is now supported by our Django templates
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 Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web and Desktop editions! This also means that there will not be any more "PTVS Integrated" releases. The Express editions have all the features in the Integrated package and more. (Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is required.)
- Distinct colors for modules, classes, functions and parameters in the editor
- Templates for Bottle and Flask projects – as with Django, you can create Bottle & Flask project & easily publish to Azure
- Improved Microsoft Azure Cloud Service support, including worker role support
- Remote debugging for Microsoft Azure Web Sites
- 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
- Helpers for installing and generating requirements.txt files with pip
- 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.
Your feedback and suggestions are much appreciated. To report issues or to review the complete list of known issues for this release, please see the Issues and Discussion pages on CodePlex.