To develop Django applications using Visual Studio Code (VS Code), you need to follow these general steps:

  1. Install Python:
    • Make sure you have Python installed on your machine. You can follow the steps mentioned in the previous response to install Python.
  2. Install Visual Studio Code:
    • Download and install Visual Studio Code from the official website: VS Code.
  3. Install the Python Extension for VS Code:
    • Open VS Code.
    • Go to the Extensions view by clicking on the Extensions icon in the Activity Bar on the side of the window or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + X.
    • Search for “Python” in the Extensions view search box.
    • Install the “Python” extension provided by Microsoft.
  4. Create a Virtual Environment (Optional but recommended):
    • Open a terminal in VS Code (you can use the integrated terminal).
    • Navigate to your project directory.
    • Run the following commands to create and activate a virtual environment
      • python -m venv venv # On Windows: .\venv\Scripts\activate # On macOS/Linux: source venv/bin/activate
  5. Install Django:
    • With the virtual environment activated, run the following command to install Django
      • pip install django
  6. Create a Django Project:
    • Run the following command to create a new Django project
      • django-admin startproject projectname
  7. Open the Project in VS Code:
    • Use the code command to open VS Code with the project folder
      • code projectname
  8. Install Django Extension for VS Code (Optional but recommended):
    • In VS Code, go to the Extensions view (Ctrl + Shift + X).
    • Search for “Django” and install the “Django” extension.

Now, you have Django installed and configured in your VS Code environment. You can start building your Django application within the VS Code editor.

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