ANN: Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.5

Dino Viehland dinov at
Wed Oct 31 23:09:41 CET 2012

We're pleased to announce the release of Python Tools for Visual Studio 1.5 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, HPC, IPython, etc. support.
For a quick overview of the general IDE experience, please see

There are a number of exciting improvement in this release compared to 1.1, all based on your feedback & suggestions.  Here's a summary:


*         VS2012 support

*         Django Project, Edit, Intellisense, Template debugging support: - YT:

*         A Live Debug REPL - YT:

*         "Parallel Stack" View and "Parallel Watch" windows for threaded code support - YT:

*         Project load time improvements

*         PyKinect: Kinect SDK 1.5 support

*         New "New Project from Existing Code!"

*         Improved Intellisense (iterator, PyQt, ...)

*         Python 3.3 language support


*         Python is now a 1st class language on Azure!  See:

*         Azure Python Client Libraries for Windows, MacOS and Linux (not a typo).  See ;

o   On PyPI:

o   On GitHub:

*         New in 1.5 RTM: Azure Python Client Lib support for System Management API's.  - YT:

*         IPython on Azure: A Python IDE in the browser, backed by a Windows or Linux VM.  See:

*         Azure: new WFastCGI for Azure/IIS

*         Azure "Web Sites" Python Framework support: Django, Flask, Bottle, Web2Py, ... support <<LINK>>

There were over 100 fixes/improvements in this release compared to 1.1. Here's a link to the list of changes:

We'd like to thank the following people who took the time to report the issues and feedback for this release (in reverse chronological order):

RC: Tmaslach, odwalla, jrade, michiya, timeisparallax, tachiorz, sourbox, tramsay, bahrep, lqbest127, hyh, mrpy, boomer_74, BigFreakinGobot, AngeloBast, ajp, mahpour, cecilphillip, dhabersat.
Beta: ajp, Anna0311, golubdr, hjyh, hyh, mahpour, tramsay, and zooba.
Alpha: Anna0311, golubdr, hjyh, tramsay, zooba.

Thank you!

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