Python plug-in for Visual Studio 2010

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Microsoft posted a test build of Python tools for Visual studio 2010 on their Codeplex. Pythin plug-in for VS2010 enable developers to use all features of VS2010 to build Python applications. Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free & open source plug-in for Visual Studio 2010 from Microsoft’s Technical Computing Group. PTVS enables developers to use all the major productivity features of Visual Studio to build Python code using either CPython or IronPython and adds new features such as using High Performance Computing clusters to scale your code. Together with one of the standard distros, you can turn Visual Studio into a powerful Technical Computing IDE.

An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010

  • Advanced editing, Intellisense, browsing, “Find all”, REPL, …
  • Supports CPython and IronPython
  • Local & Cluster/remote debugging
  • Profiling with multiple views
  • Interactive parallel computing via integrated IPython REPL
  • Support for HPC clusters and MPI, including debugging support
  • NumPy & SciPy for .Net
  • Support for Cloud Computing (soon)
  • Support for Dryad (large scale, data-intensive parallel programming) (soon)
  • Free & Open Source (Apache 2.0)

Features in depth

If you are already a Visual Studio user, you’ll find Python to be a natural extension. The walk-through pages of this wiki cover the core features along with new additions such as using Windows HPC clusters, MPI, etc.
Detailed Walk-through – IDE Features
Detailed Walk-through – HPC and Cloud Features
Detailed Walk-through – NumPy and SciPy for .Net



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