To execute Python code in Visual Studio Code, you can follow these steps:
Open Visual Studio Code and locate the Python file you want to run.
Ensure that you have the Python extension installed in Visual Studio Code. If not, you can install it from the Extensions view by searching for "Python" and selecting the official Python extension.
Open the Python file in the editor.
Select the desired Python interpreter by clicking on the Python version in the status bar at the bottom of the window. Choose the appropriate interpreter if you have multiple Python versions installed.
To run the entire Python file, right-click anywhere in the editor window and choose "Run Python File in Terminal" from the context menu. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+F10 (Windows) or Control+Shift+F10 (Mac).
If you want to run a specific section of code, select the portion you want to execute and right-click to select "Run Selection/Line in Python Terminal" from the context menu. The shortcut for this is Shift+Enter.
The output of the executed code will be displayed in the integrated terminal within Visual Studio Code.
By following these steps, you'll be able to execute your Python code directly within Visual Studio Code.