Download the Arduino IDE for Visual Studio

PLEASE NOTE: Upgrading Arduino IDE to 1.6.11 can cause compile errors. In that case open the "Visual Micro Explorer > Board Manager" then click the Rescan button twice. After that there should be no problems. Please report to the forum if you encounter other issues. Version 1609.4.3 + of Visual Micro is required for Arduino 1.6.11+

Release notes | Download the Arduino IDE | Download the Visual Studio 2015 IDE 

Have you got an installation problem? Please see the FAQ or ask in the Forum. Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 Community Editions are free. Atmel Studio 7 is free.

Windows XP users: Visual Micro for As6.2 and Vs2010 is still free and available in the galleries

Visual Micro can also be installed and uninstalled from inside the Ide, by opening Visual Studio and clicking "Tools>Extensions and Updates" or directly from the Microsoft (or Atmel) Galleries (see links below).

Download for Visual Studio (Recommended Version)  (previous releases)

20th June 2016 - Problem installing for AS7? Due to an error in the microsoft vs2015 shell (that atmel studio 7 uses) please install from within atmel studio Tools>Extensions and Updates>Online

Download for Atmel Studio 7

tips ...

 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.

 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"

Click to see full size image of Arduino programming in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.


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