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Python Tools for Visual Studio2020-08-28T11:00:15-07:00

Visual Studio Technologies

Develop Python applications


Editing, debugging, interactive development for Python apps, using familiar frameworks including Django and Flask

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Visual Studio installation

The default installation of Visual Studio offers the ability to add elements necessary to develop in Python and other languages



An editor that knows your code

Let Visual Studio think about your code and tell you which types go where. Tooltips, completions and code snippets make you more productive.


Find and install the libraries you need

Third-party libraries are the fastest way to solve your problems. Use our pip, PyPI and virtual environment support to manage your projects and dependencies.



Interactively diagnose issues with your code on Windows and Linux

None of us write perfect code all the time, but when it goes wrong Visual Studio can help. Visually step through your code, view or modify state, and interact with your program regardless of the operating system.

Source control

Git and TFS without a command line

Manage your Git/TFS projects, pending changes, and branches with ease using Team Explorer, or check out one of the many source control extensions available for Visual Studio.


Unit tests

Validate your changes in the editor

Make sure your code is working correctly without leaving Visual Studio. View, edit, run, and debug unit test-style tests from the Test Window.

Open source

Fork us on Github

Python Tools for Visual Studio is a completely free extension, developed and supported by Microsoft with contributions from the community. Visit our Github page to see or participate in PTVS development.

Open Source

Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual

Free download

Professional developer tools, services, and subscription benefits for small

Free trial

End-to-end solution to meet demanding quality and scale needs of teams of all

Free trial