The final release of Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio (PTVS) is available for download. PTVS is available for Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, and Visual Studio 2013. In addition to the other features listed below, PTVS 2.1 supports the free Visual Studio Express for Web and Express for Windows Desktop editions as well as Visual Studio Professional and higher.
Python has been a widely used programming language across the industry for more than two decades. We’ve provided great support for Python in Azure for some time. And in Visual Studio, we’ve been developing the Python Tools for Visual Studio for the last 3 years.
PTVS offers an advanced IDE experience for general scripting, web programming, and technical computing. With integrated IPython REPL support for smart history, shell commands and inline images, these tools provide a great exploratory coding environment. And with unique features such as mixed mode debugging of Python with C++ and remote debugging of Linux servers in Azure, Visual Studio provides a productive development environment for Python developers.