Sunday, October 18, 2020

SelfNote: Enable Python in Visual Studio Interactive

This note is to document how to configure Python interactive window in Visual Studio (not VS Code)

Reference a local library

When I added a new .py file in the project, I cannot add it to the python interact window. The reason is the default path for python interact is under "program files". The following command is to change the current working folder to a new folder:

import os

Make sure the string is started with "r". 

Reload a library

After change a library, the new content is not loaded to the python interactive session by default. The following command is to reload the library into the session.

import myModule #import my module
#the following is to reload myModule

import importlib

importlib.reload(myModule )

Please note: myModule does not need quote or double quote