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VSCode intelliSense for Revit

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

As most of you have probably got, the better achievements I have as a developer within Revit API are thanks to Python 🐍, so, I thought was nice to share with you the environment I set-up for myself in Visual Studio Code (Visual Studio Code - Code Editing. Redefined).


Many thanks to Gui Talarico that shared a fundamental repository for the arguments we are going to discuss today:

GitHub - gtalarico/ironpython-stubs: Autocomplete stubs for common IronPython/.NET libraries


side note: as suggested from Gui Talarico "stubs would technically need to be generated for each Revit API version and they haven't in a while, so stubs might be a little stale."

 

In the below video I show a step by step, from zero to hero, setting up.



Here, in short, the list of what to do:

  • Download the stumps from the above link

  • If you didn't yet:

  • Install Visual Studio Code

  • Install Python extension for VSCode

  • Edit the settings.json file of the Python extension

  • Be sure that your python version is IronPython.

  • Be sure to have the stubs path between the extra-paths.

  • reload window in VSCode

  • enjoy! ✨

I always like the videos, trustful and usually very explicative, however for the lazy-ones, you can't copy/nothing neither you can read with calm, unless you stop in the very right moment...

so I decided to share also how looks my current settings.json file:

{
 "workbench.editorAssociations": {
 "*.ipynb": "jupyter.notebook.ipynb"
    },
 "python.pythonPath": "c:\\Program Files (x86)\\IronPython 2.7\\ipy64.exe",
 "python.languageServer": "Microsoft",
 "python.autoComplete.extraPaths": [
 "C:\\Users\\giuse\\AppData\\Roaming\\pyRevit-Master\\pyrevitlib",
 "C:\\Users\\giuse\\AppData\\Roaming\\ironpython-stubs-master\\release\\stubs.min"
    ],
 "workbench.colorTheme": "Monokai"
}

 

Quick and easy, but most of all I want to tell you that it's not a coincidence that in this post I mentioned #pyRevit , the plan is to start on this blog a new series on it, too good to not mention it, too powerful to not use or being amazed from!!!


Stay tuned,

Cheers!



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