Microsoft Releases Python Tools For Visual Studio 2.2 Beta

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.2 Beta for Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6. This release includes no.of fixes and new features. Read about them below.

  • If you’re anything like us, you probably have little notes scattered throughout your code: things that you need to do later, things that you hope someone else will do later, and things that you know you probably shouldn’t have done. Our users have long been asking to see these all listed in the Task List window, and in PTVS 2.2 Beta you now can. The Task List window can be found in the View menu, and we’ll show the full list when Comments is selected in the drop down.
  • Working with multiple versions of Python is important to our users, and nearly everyone wants to find and install the latest and greatest Python libraries. We’ve given the Python Environments a face-lift and added some new functionality. You can now easily view and configure all of your Python installations, open the Interactive Window, search PyPI for packages and install them, update packages you’ve already installed, and get more information about why IntelliSense isn’t working for some libraries (sorry). We like it in the new tall layout, but if you make the window wide enough it will snap into a horizontal layout. Let us know which one you prefer and what other functionality you’d like to see here. You can open the Python Environments window through View, Other Windows.
  • You’ll often find yourself writing the same few lines of code over and over again, and so we’ve added Code Snippets to make this easier. You can insert any of the predefined Python snippets though the Edit, IntelliSense menus, or simply by typing a keyword like “def”, “try” or “class” and pressing Tab. You can also add your own code snippets for the things you need, and if you’d like to see them included in PTVS then you can share them with us on CodePlex.

Read more about it here.

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