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PyDev development

PyDev is open source and depends on your contributions! This may be in the form of bug fixes, answers on stackoverflow, new features...

Another option is financially supporting it at: Patreon (which provides a way to support it monthly and get rewards starting with $1).

Or through 1-time contributions at:


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PyDev on Visual Studio Code

Although PyDev is a Python IDE commonly used along with Eclipse, it's now possible to leverage the features from PyDev on Visual Studio Code.

While there are some important features to be added (such as the debugger), the current version can already leverage many features that make PyDev unique inside of Visual Studio Code!

See below which features are available and details on getting it running.


  • Code-completion
    • Fast
    • Context sensitive
    • Common tokens
    • Context insensitive with auto import
  • Code formatter
    • Fast
    • Format ranges
    • Format on type
  • Code analysis
    • Real time
  • Go to definition
  • Symbols for Workspace
  • Symbols for open editor
  • Find references
  • Quick fix for undefined variables (adds missing import)
  • Navigate to previous or next class or method (Ctrl+Shift+Up, Ctrl+Shift+Down)

See: History for details on releases.

For details on installing and getting it running, see: Download


Right now, it is possible to change the Python executable to be a different executable (by default, the python in the PATH will be used). So, if you want to use a Python installation which is not the default in the PATH, you can customize the setting:


to point to a different Python executable.

PYTHONPATH customization

By default, PyDev on Visual Studio Code will provide code-completion, code-analysis, etc. all based on indexing info from the folders which are currently in the PYTHONPATH, but if none of the folders in the PYTHONPATH are available as root folders inside Visual Studio Code, it will also consider each root folder from Visual Studio Code to be a folder in the PYTHONPATH too.

To see information on the current interpreter configured, the command:

PyDev: Show PyDev Configuration Information

may be executed from inside Visual Studio Code.


For information on the settings which affect PyDev on Visual Studio Code see: Manual.

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