Python tools for Visual Studio

Python support for Visual Studio is developed and managed here.

Visit our product overview and downloads page, read our documentation and watch our (old) YouTube tutorials.

Feel free to file issues or ask questions on our issue tracker, or use the Send Feedback functionality in Visual Studio to report a problem or suggest a feature.

We welcome code contributions – see Contributing for information. Documentation contributions may be made at the visualstudio-docs repository.

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Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2019 installation

The Python development workload is available as part of Visual Studio Community, Professional and Enterprise. To install, run the normal VS installer and select either the Python development workload or the Data science and analytical applications workload.

Visual Studio 2015 and earlier

Prior to Visual Studio 2017, Python support was released as a standalone extension. We are no longer actively developing these versions, but if you are unable to upgrade to Visual Studio 2017 yet, you can use these older installers to get Python support.

PTVS 2.2.6 is the latest available version for Visual Studio 2015. You can also find it in the Visual Studio 2015 installer by selecting “Custom” and looking under the “Programming Languages” category.

PTVS 2.2.2 is the last release for Visual Studio 2013 users.

Thank you for using and supporting Python Tools for Visual Studio.