I'm just starting to learn Python. When I run a program in Visual Studio I get output that looks like the following:

Run output

Instead of just showing Hello World or whatever it has:

 [Running] python -u "c:\Users\tom\Desktop\HelloWorld\app.py" 

before everything and:

[Done] exited with code=0 in 0.167 seconds at the end

It just makes it look a bit messy, I guess maybe because i'm only doing one or two lines at a time as a beginner, but still, wondering if I can stop it, so just shows the output i want printed?

1 Answer 1


Tools > Options > Debugging > Output Window. You can turn off what you want from there.enter image description here

  • Hi, Thank you very much for the reply. But i don't see this option. Along the ribbon at the top there is nothing that says "Tools". It says File, Edit, Selection, View, Go, Debug, Terminal, Help Thank you Tom
    – Tom
    May 16, 2019 at 19:13
  • @Tom what version of VS are you using? My sample was from VS 2015 Professional. Unless you are using something like vscode then I think they should be similar.
    – Narzard
    May 17, 2019 at 20:07

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