Python Tools for Visual Studio, or PTVS as it is more commonly known, is an open-source plug-in for Visual Studio that supports programming with the Python language.
Key Features include:
- Supports IntelliSense editing.
- Interactive REPL’s with support for IPython.
- Microsoft Azure deployment support.
- Cross platform debugging support.
- Cross language debugging support.
Python Tools for Visual Studio allows you to turn Visual Studio into a Python IDE. It supports IronPython, CPython, IPython, editing, profiling, browsing, IntelliSense,remote Linux/MacOS debugging, mixed Python/C++ debugging, and web development with frameworks such as Django.
Python Tools for Visual Studio allows you to use an existing Python interpreter, such as CPython, IronPython, PyPy. It supports a broad range of features from editing with IntelliSense to interactive debugging, profiling, interactive REPLs with support for IPython, cross-platform and cross-language debugging support, and deployment to Microsoft Azure.