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Have you got an installation problem? Please see the FAQ or ask in the Forum

31st August v1508.31 Sp1 - Visual Micro is available in two versions. The newest, recommended version, of Visual Micro is a Visual Studio Extension (supports Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015).  The older Add-in version, for Visual Studio 2010 and Atmel Studio 6.2, is obsolete but still available. tip: Enterprises/Educational institutions: Read here about how to install for "All users"

Arduino Extension for Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015

Recommended Download

Install this version if you are using Visual Studio 2012-2015 as your IDE (Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 Community are free for personal use, download from here)

 Important for all 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:

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)

Arduino Add-in for Visual Studio 2010 and Atmel Studio 6.2


Install this version if you are using one of these older Visual Studio versions, or Atmel Studio 6.2. New version for Atmel 7 coming soon!

 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.

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