Python Preview extension for Visual Studio Code adds debugging #Python #VSCode

Python Preview

GitHub user Dong Li debuts Python Preview – a VS Code editor extension which adds debugging to Python.

The combination is pretty slick. I copied my last CircuitPython code in from the NeoTrellis Soundboard project and told VSC it was Python. The program then prompted me to select one of the three versions of Python on my Windows machine.

Debugging for CircuitPython will require more configuration. I probably need to dig further for CircuitPython compatibility – the programs need to have access to all the CircuitPython libraries

Preview

Requirements

  1. Install a version of Python 3.6 or Python 2.7. make sure the location of your Python interpreter is included in your PATH environment variable.
  2. It’s better to install Python Extension for Python Intellisense.

For Python programmers on Windows, definitely check this out. For CircuitPython, best to start with Mu unless you’re a seasoned VS Code programmer.

GitHub source is available here.


Please note, and to be super-clear “Python Preview” is not the official Python extension for VS Code. Get official Python extension for VS Code here via Twitter.


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1 Comment

  1. This is NOT the official Python extension for VS Code. That can be found at https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-python.python.

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