When comparing Wing Python IDE vs Visual Studio with the Python Tools extension, the Slant community recommends Wing Python IDE for most people. In the question“What are the best Python IDEs or editors?” Wing Python IDE is ranked 11th while Visual Studio with the Python Tools extension is ranked 37th.
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Pro Exceptionally responsive support
Pro Built-in debugger
Wing IDE provides local and remote debugging.
Pro Checks for errors in the source code
Pylint has a static analysis tool integrated which checks the source code for any potential errors and bugs.
Pro Totally programmable keystroke shortcuts
Pro Debugging in threads
Pro Totally worth the price -- it's a steal, in fact
Pro Customizable plug-ins if desired
Pro VI and Emacs editor modes
Pro Advanced debugging features (multi-process, remote, recursive)
Pro Super-flexible macro capabilities
Pro Autocompletion based on variable types
Has smart autocompletion based on variable types
Pro Cloud storage through VS Online
Your Visual Studio Online account gives you a place to store your code, backlog, and other project data with no servers to deploy, configure, or manage.
Pro Web based interface to track project progress
In agile development teams one really needs features such as product backlogs where you can assign features to team mates and track their progress on them. VS provides a web based interface for you to track your team's complete progress on the project.
Con Little support for other languages
Con High entry price
Price is starting from $39 per user for the most basic configuration.
Con Windows only
Visual Studio is only available on Windows, though there is now a cross-platform derivation of Visual Studio named Visual Studio Code. It is has less features and is more of a code editor than an IDE.
Visual Studio is a proprietary software.