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Python Tools for Visual Studio by Cathy Wang, Martino Sabia

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Chapter 3. Day-to-day Coding Tools

In this chapter, we will go through the coding tools that are essential during a normal day of work for a Python programmer in Visual Studio.

First we will analyze how to handle projects and solutions in Visual Studio, and then we will go through the refactoring of functionalities. Finally, we will go through the debugger functions that are available.

Project handling

One of the most important and useful features of Visual Studio is the solution and project handling. Since the whole workflow is integrated into the IDE, the developer does not have the burden of dealing with files, working paths, and libraries. All of these can be managed directly in the IDE with the powerful Visual Studio user interface.

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