Python Shell Options

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The Options menu in the Python Shell contains some settings that control how the shell works:

Enable Debugging controls whether code run in the Python Shell will be debugged.

Enable Recursive Prompt in Wing Pro can be used to cause the Python Shell to present a new prompt when debugging, even if the previous prompt invocation has not completed because the debugger is paused or at a breakpoint or exception. Execution returns to the previous prompt when the debug process is continued.

Enable Auto-completion controls whether Wing will show the auto-completer in the Python Shell.

Wrap Lines causes the shell to wrap long output lines in the display.

Pretty Print causes Wing to use Python's pprint module to format output.

Filter History by Entered Prefix causes up/down arrow key traversal of history to match only items that start with the string between the prompt and the caret. If no string was typed before pressing the up arrow then all history items are traversed.

Evaluate Only Whole Lines causes Wing to round up the selection to the nearest line when evaluating selections, making it easier to select the desired range.

Auto-restart when Evaluate File causes Wing to automatically restart the shell before evaluating a file, so that each evaluation is made within a clean new environment.

Auto-restart when Switch Projects causes Wing to automatically restart the shell after switching projects, so that the shell environment will match the project's configuration.

Prompt to Confirm Restart controls whether Wing will prompt before restarting the Python Shell.

Use Environment in Wing Pro and Wing Personal selects the runtime environment, including initial working directory, for the Python Shell. This may be Project Properties or a selected Launch Configuration. When this is changed, the shell must be restarted from its Options menu before a newly selected environment takes effect.

Edit Environment in Wing Pro and Wing Personal edits the runtime environment selected with Use Environment. This highlights the initial working directory property, but all of the properties may be changed. The shell must be restarted from its Options menu before the edited environment takes effect.

Prompt on Stale Environment controls whether Wing will display a dialog indicating that the Python Shell is no longer using a Python environment that matches the configured environment.