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Linting, Debugging (multi-threaded, remote), Intellisense, code formatting, refactoring, unit tests, snippets, and more.


A Visual Studio Code extension withrich support for the Python language (for all actively supported versions of the language: 2.7, >=3.5), including features such as IntelliSense, linting, debugging, code navigation, code formatting, Jupyter notebook support, refactoring, variable explorer, test explorer, snippets, and more!


  • IntelliSense: Edit your code with auto-completion, code navigation, syntax checking and more
  • Linting: Get additional code analysis with Pylint, Flake8 and more
  • Code formatting: Format your code with black, autopep or yapf
  • Debugging: Debug your Python scripts, web apps, remote or multi-threaded processes
  • Testing: Run and debug tests through the Test Explorer with unittest, pytest or nose
  • Jupyter Notebooks: Define and run code cells, render plots, visualize variables through the variable explorer and more
  • Environments: Automatically activate and switch between virtualenv, venv, pipenv, conda and pyenv environments
  • Refactoring: Restructure your Python code with variable extraction, method extraction and import sorting


  • This package requires Visual Studio Code 1.43.0 or newer. You can install either the vscode or vscode-insiders package.
  • The extension will be installed in all editions of Visual Studio Code which can be found.
  • While this package installs a specific version of the extension, Visual Studio Code by default will update the extension to the latest version on startup if there’s a newer version available on the marketplace. See Extension auto-update for instructions on how to disable auto-update.
  • This package is automatically updated using the Chocolatey Automatic Package Update Model (AU). If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.



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