PyCharm 2017.3 Help

Creating Flask Project

This feature is only supported in the Professional edition.

Flask project in intended for productive development of the Flask applications. PyCharm takes care of creating the specific directory structure, and settings.

To create a Flask project, follow these steps

  1. On the main menu, choose File | New Project..., or click the New Project button in the Welcome screen. New Project dialog box opens.
  2. In the New Project dialog box, do the following:
    • Specify project type Flask.
    • Specify project location.
    • Next, click arrow down hide settings to expand the Project Interpreter node, and select the new environment or existing interpreter, by clicking the corresponding radio-button. The following steps depend on your choice:
      • New environment: if this option has been selected, choose the tool to be used to create a virtual environment. To do that, click the drop-down list and choose Virtualenv or Conda.

        Next, specify the location and base interpreter of the new virtual environment. If necessary, click the Inherit global site-packages and Make available to all projects check boxes.

      • Existing interpreter: if this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the drop-down list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click cogwheel framed and choose adding new new local or remote interpreter. See Configuring Python Interpreter for details.
  3. Click arrow down hide settings (More Settings), and specify the following:
    • From the drop-down list, select the template language to be used.
    • In the Templates folder field, specify the directory where the templates will be stored, and where they will be loaded from. You can specify the name of the directory that doesn't yet exist; in this case, the directory will be created.
  4. Click Create.

PyCharm creates an application and produces specific directory structure, which you can explore in the Project tool window. Besides that, PyCharm creates a stub Python script with the name <project name>.py, which provides a simple "Hello, World!" example.

Last modified: 29 November 2017

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