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How to create a new project?
Sep 7th, 2020 at 11:17pm
 
I need to back up some because I am not at all confident of where my solution is and how to get to a different source code.  I cannot get my code going so am backing up to a minimum project.  But, I cannot get there.
Here is the path where I want to keep all my source code for this Arduino project:
D:\ARDUINO\VISUAL_STUDIO
Located in that directory is this file:  ac_monitor.ino
That is the sketch to start with.
How do I get started with this file in this directory?
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Reply #1 - Sep 8th, 2020 at 1:36am
 
Here is an attempt at getting started:
Select vMicro -> Open Existing Arduino Project
Navigate to: D:\ARDUINO\VISUAL_STUDIO  to find this file:
"D:\ARDUINO\VISUAL_STUDIO\ac_monitor_min.ino"
Select it and click Open to get a dialog proclaiming:
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Unable to find a sketch called VISUAL_STUDIO in folder D:\ARDUINO\VISUAL_STUDIO 

That message looks completely wrong.  There is no sketch by that name, and should not be one. It’s a directory name, not a sketch name.  VS should open sketch that was selected when Open was clicked.
What might I do different?

When selecting VMicro -> New Arduino Project
There is never an opportunity to select the directory.  I want all my work and projects on a drive other than C.

Attached is my minimum project, just flash the light.  I cannot get it to run.  That is a pretty good indicator that VS is not setup properly on this computer. 
Maybe: is there a way to export and capture a complete solution that might work?
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Reply #2 - Sep 9th, 2020 at 2:15am
 
Keep in mind that Arduino does not need the concept of a project. The way it knows that a "project" is an Arduino project is by the name of an .ino matching the name of the containing folder. In Visual Studio we exect the Visual Studio "project" name also be the same.

You would need a folder called "ac_monitor" containing a file called "ac_monitor.ino". The Arduino IDE will then also recognize the project.

Example of two different projects/sketches

D:\ARDUINO\VISUAL_STUDIO\ac_monitor\ac_monitor.ino
D:\ARDUINO\VISUAL_STUDIO\project2\project2.ino

Initially, the easiest solution is to use the Arduino IDE or visual Micro to create the new sketch for you. Then you can see what the IDE(s) have done.

The "File>New>Arduino Project" menu uses the current "Arduino SketchBook" folder to create new projects, Same as the Arduino IDE. You can change the location but you would need to copy any libraries you have installed when doing that. Create a new thread to discuss that if you want to. The menu item is designed for people who are used to how the Arduino IDE works.

There is a better options for you ....

If you use the Visual Studio "File>New>Project" wizard you will see that we provide "New Arduino Project" templates under the C++ section. Using the wiazard allows you to selected a folder as you can when you create any type of Visual Studio project. The default location the wizard prompts to save can be configured in the Visual Studio Tools>Options
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Reply #3 - Sep 9th, 2020 at 4:02pm
 
Tim,
Thank you for your time.  I am going with your better option.  I am also doing what I should have done and going through all the settings one at a time and see where that gets me.
Thank you.
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