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The Arduino IDE for Visual Studio and Atmel Studio 6.1 provides a free, simple and fully compatible alternative to the Arduino IDE. Installation takes 10 minutes. This solution is suitable for both experts and novices. Arduino for Visual Studio and Atmel Studio Instructions, Documentation and Forum
Atmel Studio 6.1 is included in the latest release along with support for Visual Studio 2008-2013 and Arduino 0023, 1.0.x and 1.5.x. Latest update of Sept 2013 includes support for Arduino 1.5.3. The Sept 2013 release includes many fixes and additions for all types of users.
Visual Micro + is an optional upgrade that includes faster tools, more flexible build process, better cache control and a unique Arduino usb debugger (read more on visualmicro.com).http://www.visualmicro.com/
An Visual Micro
"new releases" forum board provides a list of fixes and functionality
The plugin provides a range of additional visual studio commands such as board and port selection, fully working Arduino intellisense, one-click compile and upload to any Arduino board. Windows 8 users need to enable .net3.5 for the installer to work
To ensure the full product remains free, if you are using and enjoy this product then please add a comment to this thread
in our forum. You don't have to say very much, just say if you like the plugin or maybe explain your experience level and any previous experience of other Arduino development tools. or something else :) Thanks!
The plugin installation does not alter your visual studio configuration in any detrimental or permanent manner and works with all Arduino versions (1.5 is beta) . The Arduino plugin is easy to disable or uninstall should you decide not to make use of it. (see the help on the main site for more info).Arduino IDE for Visual Studio 2010Arduino IDE for Visual Studio 2008 please note that button and menu icons are a fixed picture in the 2008 version. The example directly below is out of date, see the 2010 example below for a better example
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site or visit the forum
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