Don't take our word for it.... below are just some of the reviews about Visual Micro:-
As to the annual license fee the two comments I would make are
I'm a hobby user but with many decades of programming and digital design. So my needs are less than professional coders but from the array of advanced Arduino IDEs this is the only one that has worked - really reliably worked. Now I can go as far as I can learn; roll my own libraries/ classes; use multiple files; have a debugger. Really enjoying coding larger projects for Arduino, STM32 and experimenting with other embedded microcontrollers.
- I spend far more on electronic components
- none of the free Arduino alternative IDEs worked on my PC.
The project is use this for could not be done without this extension. It seriously blows all the other IDEs/extensions out of the water!
If you are looking to make a big arduino project, this is the one for you, worth every penny.
Absolutely fantastic product, the help provided by the support team is some of the best I have experienced!
This has allowed me to connect to Visual Studio and better form my arduino creations. F in chat for my license as it will expire soon
Very helpful when developing with Arduino boards. I am a young programmer (13) and I have found the original Arduino editor lackluster in features.
The tool is rigorously kept up to date even with all the Arduino version changes, Visual Studio version changes, new boards, non-Arduino boards.
Tim provides much more value than is charged for this tool year after year.
I used this tool for years. Although the intricacies can be daunting, that's what you get for having a tool that goes far beyond what platformio and other tools try to cover.
I am downloading this tool because the developer is active in replying to the user reviews, and they do it with tactful, reasonable responses. I'll update my review in a week or so after I try it out.
Fantastic feature set, superb support. Moved from PlatformIO (which is great too, but somehow polluted) recently. Would not say "no" if it would be available on VS/macOS too ;-)
This is far beyond what any other Arduino IDE can provide. Debuging capabilities alone are killer feature. Code completion and all other VisualStudio tools for C/C++ are all available.
Pricing is really fair. I sincerly recommand it. This should be THE ARDUINO official IDE.
This is just a fantastic extension that let you work "seriously" on arduino boards. I'm using it to write some test scripts and tools for an ESP8285 board and it really works great.