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Python support in Visual Studio Community 2017

Yes, in a big way. Just the Intellisense support may by itself a great help.

You need to install PTVS (Python Tools for Visual Studio) to have Python support in Visual Studio (2017,2015, 2013 and earlier). In Visual Studio 2015 you need a Python Interpreter (Python 3.5 or earlier, 3.6 and above are not supported). The VS may guide you to install a Python Interpreter.

Python support is not presently available in Visual Studio for Mac, but is available on Mac and Linux through Visual Studio Code.

More here:

Well, here is my personal take. I have Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017, version 15.5.7 which has the following Python related products:


In the installed templates I can see all of the following that are specific to Python:

What is more. You also get other perks, if you install Visual Studio that I have installed:


Actually, I have other Python stuff as well:

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.