PySh - Python Shell for Visual Studio

Have you ever:

  • Wanted to quickly automate some task in Visual Studio, but been frustrated how seemingly difficult VBA makes doing things that are really straightforward in other languages?
  • Lost count of how many times you've had to wait for Visual Studio while it has a good long ponder before running the most basic of macros?

I've frequently answered yes to both of these questions. In the past, I've written a number of Visual Studio add-ins to solve the latter problem, but it's hardly a RAD solution.

As part of my day job, I've recently spent a couple of months embedding Python into our framework. Whilst doing this, I began to think about how I could get Python to interact with Visual Studio's automation model. After a bit of playing around, I came up with PySh - the Python Shell for Visual Studio.

  • Download PySh for Visual Studio 2003/2005

In order to use PySh, you need to install:

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