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news May 2015 - Only the 'Release Candidate' supports the latest Arduino Ide versions. There have been huge changes to the Arduino Ide during the past couple of months. Visual Micro is almost up to date but it will be another week or so before it is fully mature again. Please bear with us, we hope you can see that we are implementing the new Arduino features fully!

Note: When the Visual Micro installer runs click "More Info" and then click "Run Anyway"

Please install either Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Free (Community Edition) (or higher) or Atmel Studio prior to installing Visual Micro. An installation of the Arduino Ide or your choice of micro-controller Ide(s) is also required. Visual Studio 2015 is not yet supported.

release notes

for Arduino Ide 1.0 to 1.6.4

Download Latest Visual Micro

(version 1505.19 released 9th may 2015)

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tip: switch between Debug/Release using the toolbar to enable/disable the debugger. with the debugger disabled the compile is 100% arduino compatible


 Visual Micro supports the following Ide versions:-

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 (includes 2013 Community Edition)
  • Atmel Studio 6.2
  •  Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition 2013 is free
  •  Visual Micro version up to and including 1505.01 (see below) supports Visual Studio 2008 and requires .net3.5 to be installed. Latest releases are .net4 only and vs2008 is not supported.


 Note 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 followng steps:

  • Click More info.
  • On the next screen, click Run anyway.
please note: arduino and other ide's are fast changing software applications. visual micro tries its best to replicate the functionality to the same specification. it is possible in the future that it will become impossible to replicate the functionality because we don't know or have any control over the development cycle of the the ide's and tool chains.

obsolete .net3.5 for Vs2008 (stable)

March 18th 2015 - Includes support for version prior to and including Arduino 1.6.1, requires .net3.5 and also supports Visual Studio 2008

tip: download Arduino Ide 1.6.1 or earlier from here to use this version

Download Previous Visual Micro

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