# How to Set Up Python Virtual Environments for Visual Studio Code

Hongtao Hao / 2022-01-04

Open Visual Studio, click View -> Command Palette.

Input shell command and choose Install 'code' command in PATH

Go to the root directory of your project folder. Then run code .

Again, click View -> Command Palette.

Type Python: Select Interpreter, and choose your virtual environment.

Next time, when you open Visual Studio at the directory of this project, it will automatically activate the virtual environment of your choice, no matter which folder you are in, as long as the folder is part of this project.