Set up your Python beginner development environment with Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code

Get started with learning Python by installing and configuring the tools you'll need to build real applications.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Determine which version of Python, if any, is installed on your computer.
  • Install Python 3.
  • Start Python interactive mode to run Python code one line at a time.
  • Install Visual Studio Code, Python, and the Python extension for Visual Studio Code on your computer.
  • Create a Python script file and write Python code in Visual Studio Code.
  • Run your Python script file code by using the Python command-line tools.