Newbie question - how to just create a simple Python project?


Forgive me for this newbie question here.

I have been using PlatformIO for ESP32 development for a while now.

I never used Visual Studio Code prior to using the PlatformIO integration, and so maybe this is more of a VSC question.

Question: How do I create a new project using Python, but this is NOT for a board, just simple Python.

I can’t seem to get out of my own way and figure this one out :slight_smile:

Thanks for the help


Do you mean a simple Python project using VS Code? But not for an embedded board like an Arduino?

If so, that’s a wee bit off topic for these forums, however, contact me off-list and I’ll try to assist. Norman (at) dunbar-it (dot) co (dot) uk.


o_o then what in this question involves PlatformIO? PlatformIO is an extension /plugin to VSCode. VSCode can handle Python projects with its Python extension; that’s separate from PlatformIO. Correct me if I’m seeing things wrong here. Resources for that are e.g. Get Started Tutorial for Python in Visual Studio Code

So thanks for the help guys.

I guess I need to get out of the PlatformIO extension and back to VSC and then add Python and go from there.

Guys don’t shoot me, at least I didn’t ask about freaking Libraries…




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