Django web project template
Django is a high-level Python framework designed for rapid, secure, and scalable web development. Python support in Visual Studio provides several project templates to set up the structure of a Django-based web application. To use a template in Visual Studio, select File > New > Project, search for "Django", and select from the "Blank Django Web Project," "Django Web Project", and "Polls Django Web Project" templates. See the Learning Django tutorial for a walkthrough of all the templates.
Visual Studio provides full IntelliSense for Django projects:
Context variables passed into the template:
Tagging and filtering for both built-ins and user-defined:
Visual Studio also provides full debugging support for Django projects:
It's typical for Django projects to be managed through their
manage.py file, which is an assumption that Visual Studio follows. If you stop using that file as the entry point, you essentially break the project file. In that case you need to recreate the project from existing files without marking it as a Django project.
Django management console
The Django management console is accessed through various commands on the Project menu or by right-clicking the project in Solution Explorer.
Open Django Shell...: opens a shell in your application context that enables you to manipulate your models"
Django Sync DB: executes
manage.py syncdbin an interactive window:
Collect Static: executes
manage.py collectstatic --noinputto copy all the static files to the path specified by
settings.py. When publishing to Azure App Service, static files are automatically collected as part of the publish operation.
manage.py validate, which reports any validation errors in the installed models specified by