Python Tools for Visual Studio - anyone using it?

mfperzel mperzel at
Wed Aug 31 12:58:15 EDT 2011

On Aug 30, 1:34 pm, Philip Semanchuk <phi... at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was reminded today (via Slashdot) of Python Tools for Visual Studio which was discussed on this list back in March ( and has reached version 1.0. Is anyone here using it? Care to share pros & cons?
> Here's the URL for those who haven't heard of it before:
> Thanks
> Philip

I have been using it for a few days now.  I really like it.  It
doesn't have all of the features of other python specific IDEs but the
core features are done very well. It feels very complete. It seems to
have all the features I need and they feel rock solid.

   Seemed very snappy compared to other Python IDEs I have used
   Debugger is very well done.
   Price( Free when using the VS 2010 Shell )
   **Subjective:  The editor just feels really nice.
   "Basic" compared to other IDES. By this I mean it doesn't have some
of the nice-to-have features like explicit Django support.
   Have to download and install a 180mb "Shell" version of VS to use
it if you don't already have VS installed.

Personally I was very surprised at how good this plugin is.  It has
quickly become my python IDE of choice on Windows( or anywhere else )

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