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Python Tools for Visual Studio by Cathy Wang, Martino Sabia

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Chapter 1. Introduction to PTVS

Python Tools in Visual Studio (PTVS) is an extremely powerful tool because of the following reasons:

  • It gives Python developers a powerful IDE with many helpful coding features and integrations in one unique environment.
  • PTVS provides developers on the Windows platform the opportunity to use their favorite IDE—Visual Studio—to explore, learn, and manage one of the most commonly used scripting languages.

In this chapter, we will have a high-level overview of PTVS, starting with a step-by-step tutorial for installing and configuring it correctly followed by a quick overview of the principle tools of Visual Studio to control the Python environment and configuration. Understanding the Visual Studio windows will greatly ...

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