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Message started by Marco2 on Jan 7th, 2019 at 9:51am

Title: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Marco2 on Jan 7th, 2019 at 9:51am
Hi,
last version of Arduino IDE, permit to use it in portable mode. This is very useful to configure lots of different IDE with differet versions of libraries and ESP IDE without conflict between them.
It would be great to have the functionality to add multiple location ide, potentialy one for each portable installation of Arduino (I use 1.8.8 at the moment) in order to switch quickly between enviroment and test my code with different version of libraries and ESP Framework without reconfigure.

Let me know if it is feasible for next release.

Many Thanks

Marco

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Visual Micro on Jan 7th, 2019 at 1:17pm
You don't need multiple ide for that. You can put your libraries under the hardware libraries folder so you have different libraries for each hardware/board type

Also in visual micro you can add libraries as shared projects from ANY location.

What do you mean by the esp ide? Please give url.

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Marco2 on Jan 7th, 2019 at 3:18pm
Hi,
When I use ESP I install ESP Framework in Arduino via Board Manager.
At the moment I have 6 Arduino 1.8.8 in portable mode, eachone isolated by the other with their own ESP Board installed via Board Manager (ESP 2.3.0-ESP 2.4.0-ESP 2.5), eachone with their library folder, and thei sketch folder.
I think this way is better for keeping enviroment completly isolated between them.
I thing that it is more user friendly that use _microapi forder.

Marco

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Visual Micro on Jan 7th, 2019 at 3:24pm
The _microAPI folder is old, instead we use shared projects these days for libraries.

I agree that if you have a different core that currently requires a different ide. You can add IDE's but I have to dig out the config notes. In the meantime you can use the 1.6-1.8 for one and the Arduino 1.9 for the other. They both work the same way.

I will try to post an example of adding your own IDE's to the list over the next week or so.

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Marco2 on Jan 7th, 2019 at 3:28pm

Visual Micro wrote on Jan 7th, 2019 at 3:24pm:
The _microAPI folder is old, instead we use shared projects these days for libraries.

I agree that if you have a different core that currently requires a different ide. You can add IDE's but I have to dig out the config notes. In the meantime you can use the 1.6-1.8 for one and the Arduino 1.9 for the other. They both work the same way.

I will try to post an example of adding your own IDE's to the list over the next week or so.


No problem digging out with config file.
I will appreciare if you will publish a guide on how to working on config file to add IDE.

Please let me know in this thread when guide will be ready

Marco

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Marco2 on Jan 21st, 2019 at 8:32am
Hi,
do you have chance to give me a couple of indication on how to add a new enviroment?

Many Thanks

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Visual Micro on Jan 21st, 2019 at 1:22pm
Sorry for the delay. try this document

How-to-add-Arduino-compatible-IDEs-to-the-Visual-Micro-Applications-List.aspx

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Marco2 on Jan 22nd, 2019 at 10:20am
Hi,
did a test and works fine.
Only a question on a parameter:

IDE188ESP242.ide.platforms.basedon=arduino16x

for Arduino 1.8.8 wich value should I use?

Marco

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Visual Micro on Jan 22nd, 2019 at 2:29pm
Arduino 1.6-1.9 are the same so the intellisense is as designed for 1.6

The value arduino16x is correct.

Are you using Visual Micro at your work?

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Marco2 on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:39pm

Visual Micro wrote on Jan 22nd, 2019 at 2:29pm:
Arduino 1.6-1.9 are the same so the intellisense is as designed for 1.6

The value arduino16x is correct.

Are you using Visual Micro at your work?


No,
I'm using at home. I have all of my home automation developed by myself on Arduino and ESP, and Visual Micro make code development faster than ArduinoIDE.
For now I do not use Debug feature, but in future I will try alfo this functionality.

Kindly Regards

Title: Re: Multiple IDE Location
Post by Visual Micro on Jan 25th, 2019 at 2:04pm
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