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I have been using Visual Studio for quite some time now, in fact from the VS 2005 version. Right now, I am not only comfortable but addict to using it(VS 2010) for all my development needs.

Recently I have been learning Python and Django. In that getting the tutorial tasks up and running with IDLE seems very lame and outdated(I am following the Django Book). Therefore, I downloaded and configured Eclipse & PyDev. Eclipse seems good and fine but needs a bit of learning curve for itself.

So, I am looking for a way to configure Visual Studio 2010 for Python and Django development if possible. Please tell me if that's possible and How ?

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I guess you can use Iron Python from Visual Studio. – user841923 Nov 5 '11 at 12:12
Check out Komodo. I know your asking specifically about Visual Studio but i think for what you have stated here it will fit your needs pretty well with the added benefit of being able to use it an windows, linux, and OSX. – Ominus Nov 6 '11 at 3:44
@Ominus thanks....I will take a look at that too.....Many people seem to recommend it for python – Pankaj Upadhyay Nov 6 '11 at 5:31
Currently, one of the best Python IDE is PyCharm. Professional version also contains all Django tool (and probably supports many other frameworks) – FallenAngel Oct 6 at 14:45

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There is but I have never tried it. It claims to have a lot of features. I never found that an ide was necessary for python developpement:

  • no complex build to manage

  • autocompletion is a lot harder to do because of the dynamic typing, so it generally does not work well

  • debugging and profiling is quite easy with a console (at least to me :-))

the only thing that I liked about eclipse + pydev was the refactoring facilities (symbol inlining, variable extraction and such)

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so what do you use for coding in python ?? Some editor ?? – Pankaj Upadhyay Nov 5 '11 at 7:42
well, I use emacs. Some like vim. I have used notepad++. Anything with powerfull edition options (such as macro), and possibility to "run" the file easily. see – Simon Nov 5 '11 at 7:58

Now there is "Python Tools for Visual Studio". Here are some features of it:

  1. CPython, PyPy, IronPython and more
  2. Detailed IntelliSense
  3. Interactive debugging
  4. Integrated with Visual Studio features
  5. Free and open-source
  6. Select it in Visual Studio custom install

Also, you can install and use Django in it.

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This should be the accepted answer if the OP can retract accept vote and accept this answer. – FallenAngel Oct 6 at 14:47

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