Visual Micro can work as an isolated environment and/or work alongside other IDEs such as the Arduino IDE. This pages provides links to some popular IDEs and usb driver packages. In most cases the the same toolchains and libraries can also be installed from within Visual Micro using the Board Manager and the Library Manager.
The following downloads are a mirror of the respective manufacturer downloads provided here to make finding them easier. You may also download any supported IDE direct from the manufacturer sites. Visual Micro can make use of them in the background to discover additional toolchains, cores and libraries. Using an IDE alongside Visual Micro is optional.
In most cases the "No IDE" option can be used in Visual Micro alongide the Visual Micro "Board Manager" and "Library Manager" avoiding the need to always install an IDE. A notable exception is currently Teensy which requires an Arduino IDE to be installed before Teensy can be installed.
All downloads are genuine without alteration and can also be downloaded from source.
NOTE - The the Windows Store Arduino application is NOT supported.
tip: Teensy currently only supports specific versions of the Arduino IDE, shown on the Teensy Installer.
The Teensy installer prompts for the location of an installed Arduino IDE during the installation process (also available in this video)
When using an External Hardware Debugger, additional WinUSB drivers may be required to allow this hardware to work with Visual Micro.
When these are required is detailed on the vMicro Debugger Support page.