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.
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 .
- In the 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.
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
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
Use the menu to select these options in the "vMicro" main menu:
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.