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Python Web Applications: Deploy Your Script as a Flask App

2024-04-15

In this quickstart, you make a Python web application in view of the Carafe structure in Visual Studio. You make the venture through discrete advances that assist you with finding out about Visual Studio's fundamental elements. Investigate how to make project things, add code, and run applications.

On the off chance that you want to introduce Visual Studio, go to the Visual Studio downloads page to introduce it for nothing. In the Visual Studio Installer, select the Python advancement responsibility, and in the establishment subtleties, select Python web support.

Know more about Python Web Development

Create the Project

The accompanying advances make an unfilled venture that fills in as a compartment for the application. Open Visual Studio. On the beginning screen, select Make another task.

In the Make another venture discourse, enter Python web in the pursuit box. In the outcomes list, select Web Undertaking, and afterward select Straightaway.

Screenshot that shows how to create a new Python Web Project in Visual Studio.

On the off chance that you don't see the Python web project formats, select Apparatuses > Get Instruments and Elements to run the Visual Studio Installer. In the installer, select the Python advancement responsibility. Under Establishment subtleties, select Python web backing, and afterward select Change.

In the Design your new task exchange, enter HelloPython for the Venture name, determine an undertaking Area, and select Make.

Screenshot that shows how to configure settings for the new Python Web Project in Visual Studio 2022.

The new venture opens in Arrangement Voyager. The Arrangement name is consequently set to match the Venture name. The new undertaking is unfilled in light of the fact that it contains no records.

Screenshot that shows the newly created empty Python Web Project in the Solution Explorer.

Projects and Solutions in Visual Studio

There are benefits to making an undertaking in Visual Studio for a Python application. Python applications are regularly characterized by utilizing just organizers and records, yet this basic design can become oppressive as applications become bigger. Applications can include autogenerated records, JavaScript for web applications, and different parts. A Visual Studio project deals with this intricacy.

The undertaking is related to a .pyproj record, which recognizes all the source and content documents related with your task. The .pyproj document contains construct data for each record, keeps up with data to incorporate with source-control frameworks, and sorts out your application into legitimate parts.

A Visual Studio arrangement is a compartment that assists you with overseeing at least one related projects collectively. Visual Studio shows your answers in Arrangement Adventurer. The arrangement stores design settings that aren't well defined for an undertaking. Projects in an answer can likewise reference each other. For instance, running a Python application venture can consequently construct a subsequent task, similar to a C++ expansion that the Python application utilizes.

Install the Flask library

Web applications in Python quite often utilize one of the numerous accessible Python libraries to deal with low-level subtleties like steering web demands and molding reactions. Visual Studio gives many formats to web applications. You make a venture from one of these layouts later in this Quickstart.

Screenshot that shows the default environment in Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2022.

Utilize the accompanying moves toward introduce the Carafe library into the default worldwide climate that Visual Studio utilizes for this undertaking. Grow the Python Conditions hub in the undertaking to see the default climate for the venture. Right-click the climate and select Oversee Python Bundles. This order opens the Python Conditions window on the Bundles (PyPI) tab.

Enter jar in the pursuit field. In the event that the Jar order shows up beneath the pursuit box, Flagon is now present on the framework. Proceed to the following stage. On the off chance that the Flagon order doesn't show up beneath the pursuit box, select Run order: pip introduce jar.

A height brief shows up on the off chance that the worldwide climate bundles organizer is in a safeguarded region like C:\Program Records. Acknowledge any prompts for chairman honors. You can notice the Visual Studio Result window for progress.

After you install Flask, the library appears in the environment in Solution Explorer. You can now use Flask commands in your Python code. The Add New Item dialog displays many other types of files that you can add to a Python project, such as a Python class, a Python package, a Python unit test, or web.config files. In general, these item templates are a great way to quickly create files with useful boilerplate code.

Run the application

Follow these steps to run your web application:

In Solution Explorer, right-click the app.py file and select Set as Startup File. This command identifies the code file to launch in Python when running the app.

Screenshot that shows how to install the Flask library by using pip install in Visual Studio 2022.

Right-click the project in Solution Explorer and select Properties.

In the Properties dialog, on the Debug tab, set the Port Number property to 4449. This setting ensures that Visual Studio launches a browser with localhost:4449 to match the app.run arguments in the code. In Visual Studio, select Debug > Start Without Debugging or select Ctrl+F5, which saves changes to your files and runs the app.

Screenshot that shows the Flask library installed and present in Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2022.

A command window opens and displays the message **Running in https://localhost:4449**. A browser window opens to localhost:4449 and displays the message Hello, Python!. The GET request also appears in the command window with a status of 200.

If a browser doesn't open automatically, open the browser of your choice and go to localhost:4449. If you see only the Python interactive shell in the command window, or if that window flashes on the screen briefly, make sure the app.py file is set as the startup file. In the browser window, go to localhost:4449/hello to test that the decorator for the /hello resource also works.

Again, the GET request appears in the command window with a status of 200. Try some other URLs as well to see that they show 404 status codes in the command window. Close the command window to stop the app, and then close the browser window.

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