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Python Tools for Visual Studio by Cathy Wang, Martino Sabia

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PTVS tools overview

Now that you have PTVS up and running, let's take a closer look at the various tools provided by Visual Studio that empower the Python development cycle. Let's start with the windows, which are accessible through the View menu:

PTVS tools overview

From the View menu, you can choose two windows that are more important for Python:

  • Python Environments
  • Python Interactive

The Python Environments window

The Python Environments window shows all the Python interpreters' versions (environments) installed on the system. For each of them, an interactive window called read–eval–print loop (REPL) can be accessed, and it's possible to see the status of the package ...

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