Download Arduino for Visual Studio

tip: Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 are free! Have you got an installation problem? Please see the FAQ or ask in the Forum

Visual Micro can be installed and uninstalled by opening Visual Studio and clicking "Tools>Extensions and Updates>Online" or by clicking below:-

Recommended Download - Extended Version - Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015 (free)

The free Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 Ide's (Community Editions) are free for personal and small business use, download from here

 Important for all VS2015 users:

Visual Micro requires C++ to be installed as a Visual Studio language. If you did not activate C++ when you installed Visual Studio, click "Download" and follow the instructions on that page to add C++ to your Visual Studio installation.

 Important for users upgrading from the older add-in version of Visual Micro (applies to vs2012 and 2013 only):

This note applies to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Only: Uninstall the older version of Visual Micro using "Control panel>Add or remove programs". After installing this new version you might see some menus or tool bars from the previous release. These can be removed by click "Help>Cleanup Old Version" or by right clicking and removing the bars or menus manually. The order in which you uninstall and install is not important.


Beta Download - Atmel Studio 7  Atmel users please note. If you are unable to install Visual Micro because of an errorthis means you need to set your VSIXInstaller to run with VS2015 which is what AS7 is based on). Right click the Visual Micro installer .VSIX file and change the VSIXInstaller to use Visual Studio 2015 (v14) which is normally located in "c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE". The Atmel Studio 6.2 version is still available in the Atmel Gallery or in Atmel Studio via "Tools>Extensions and Updates". 6.2 is an older release and not recommended, it does not support Arduino 1.6.6

 Important for Windows 8 users:

When you run the installer on Windows 8 you might get a warning from SmartScreen, stating that Windows prevented the installer from running.
This is because Visual Micro is not specially certified for Windows 8. If such thing happens, please do the following steps:
- Click More info.
- On the next screen, click Run anyway.

tip: Enterprises/Educational institutions: Read here about how to install for "All users"

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