Python in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8

We have released the 15.8 update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the new installer from visualstudio.com. In this post, we’re going to look at some of the new features we have added for Python developers: IntelliSense with type shed definitions,…

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Come see us at EuroPython 2018!

Next week is the EuroPython conference from July 23-29 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Microsoft is a platinum sponsor of EuroPython this year, and are looking forward to meeting you there! Be sure to come by our booth and check out our sessions. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll be sharing the content from the…


Introducing the Python Language Server

Visual Studio has long been recognized for the quality of its IntelliSense (code analysis and suggestions) across all languages, and has had support for Python since 2011. We are pleased to announce that we are going to be making the Python support available to other tools as the Microsoft Python Language Server. It is available…


Python in Visual Studio Code – June & July 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the June & July 2018 releases of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery within Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about…


New web app tutorials in the VS and VS Code Python docs, and docs feedback

This post was written by Kraig Brockschmidt Recognizing the popularity of the Django and Flask web app frameworks, we recently added several tutorials in the Python documentation that guide you through working with these frameworks in Microsoft’s Python-capable IDEs: the lightweight Visual Studio Code available on all operating systems, and the full Visual Studio for…


Embedding Python in a C++ project with Visual Studio

Watch the video version of this post on VS Toolbox Let’s get started In this post, we’re going to walk through a sample project that demonstrates scripting a C++ application with Python using CPython, PyBind11 and Visual Studio 2017. The sample code is available at github.com/zooba/ogre3d-python-embed and setup instructions are below. Ogre3d is an open-source…


Python in Visual Studio Code – May 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the May 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python support…


Recap: Microsoft at PyCon US 2018

Microsoft was a keystone-level sponsor of PyCon US 2018 this year, which took place in Cleveland Ohio from May 9-17th. We had a great time interacting with and learning from the community, and we had a lot of fun! In this post we’ll share our experience and useful links from the conference. Language Summit The…


Python in Visual Studio Code – April 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the April 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python support…


Python at Microsoft: Meet us at Build and PyCon US!

Next week are the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle, WA on May 7-9, and the PyCon conference in Cleveland, OH on May 9-17, and we (the Microsoft Python team) will be at both conferences looking forward to meeting you! If you are going to either of these conferences, come by our booth and check out…