Setting up your Arduino Board Model and Connection

Before you upload your Arduino sketch, you must connect your Arduino board and select the proper board model.
The following section shows you how to do it.

Selecting the Board Model

Use the Visual Micro "Micro Boards" toolbar for that purpose.

Visual Micro Toolbar 

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If the Visual Micro toolbar is missing, then you can show it by right clicking on an empty space in the toolbar area and checking "Micro Boards"

 

  • If you have entered multiple configurations in the Configuration Manager, then first select the configuration you want to work with in the left selection box Configuration Selection Box.
  • In the board selection box Board Selection Box, choose the board model you use

Setting up your Serial Port

 

  • Connect your Arduino board to your PC using a USB cable

Now you must tell your IDE which serial port to use. Use the Visual Micro Serial Communications toolbar for that purpose.

Visual Micro Serial Communications Toolbar

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If the Visual Micro Serial Communications toolbar is missing, then you can show it by right clicking in the toolbar area and checking "Micro Serial Communications"

 

  • Select the serial port in the port selection box. Normally, you will only see one serial port, which is the port your Arduino board is connected to

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If you connect your board to a different USB plug on your PC, then the COM port number may change. Whenever you have problems uploading your sketch to the Arduino board, first check if the proper serial port is selected.

 

Now you can compile and upload your sketch

Additional Board Options (For Some Boards Only)

Some boards have additional options that you must select for them to work correctly.
Use the menu to select these options in the "vMicro" main menu:

Menu Additional Board Options  

Adding Support for Boards from other Manufacturers

Visual Micro allows the addition of toolchains from manufacturers other than Arduino, like Intel, Adafruit, Teensy and many more. This page explains how to add these toolchains using Visual Micro's Board Manager.

 

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