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@zooba zooba released this Mar 30, 2016

Release notes for PTVS 2.2.3

We're pleased to announce the release of Python Tools 2.2.3 for Visual Studio.

Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is an open-source plug-in for Visual Studio which supports programming with the Python language. It lets you bring your own Python interpreter, including CPython, IronPython, PyPy, and more, and supports a broad range of features from editing with IntelliSense to interactive debugging, profiling, interactive REPLs with support for IPython, cross-platform and cross-language debugging support, and deployment to Microsoft Azure.

We also have a Sample Pack containing extra templates for Django, Flask and Bottle web sites, PyKinect for using Kinect for Windows, and PyVot for interacting with Excel. Our Machine Learning Pack contains some samples for the scikit-learn library and Python code generation for Azure Machine Learning web services.


Download Type Size (KB)
Python Tools for VS 2015 MSI 6844KB
Sample Pack VSIX 1606KB
Machine Learning Pack VSIX 111KB


PTVS 2.2.3 requires Visual Studio 2015 Community or higher, Express for Desktop or Express for Web. Update 1 is recommended.

You will also need to install one or more Python interpreters. See our help page for assistance choosing a version of Python if you do not already have one.

Improvements for 2.2.3

PTVS 2.2.3 is primarily a bug fix release, so no new functionality has been added.

The following significant issues have been resolved:

  • #175 Django syncdb removal, and migrations support
  • #915 Django syncdb is replaced by migrate
  • #1014 Syntax highlighting in Django templates displays error
  • #1043 Add support for Django 1.9
  • #1048 The type 'Window' does not support direct content
  • #1063 Unable to Sync db Django
  • #1064 Debug-Attach to Python 3.5.1
  • #1097 Cannot add existing virtualenv when home has no trailing backslash
  • #1101 Bugs for Django development
  • #1104 Add django app failure

Known Issues

  • #523 Invalid digital signature on VSIX in VS 2015

Your feedback and suggestions are much appreciated. To report issues or to review the complete list of known issues for this release, please visit our issues page.


The WFastCgi tool for hosting Python websites on servers running IIS can now be found on PyPI.

Earlier Visual Studio Versions

PTVS 2.2.3 and later will not support Visual Studio 2013 or earlier. If you are unable to obtain any of the editions of Visual Studio 2015, the last release of PTVS for Visual Studio 2013 was PTVS 2.2.2 and for Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 was PTVS 2.1.1.

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