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How to configure Arduino syntax "color coding" in Visual Studio

by Visual Micro 9. October 2011 06:41

these instructions are not required for Atmel Studio versions, Atmel syntax color configuration is automatic during install of visual micro. If you are using Atmel Studio and color syntax or intellisense is not working then run the install again, click uninstall then click install again

1. Open the Visual Studio Tools>Options

2. Navigate to Text Editor>File Extensions

3. Add the INO and PDE extensions setting the Editor to "Microsoft Visual C++" for each

4. Click OK and re-open any open sketch code files

This is what you should see once you have made the changes