Microsoft makes Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino open source

Microsoft makes Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino open source

By | July 10th, 2017
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Today, Microsoft releases yet another open source tool -- Visual Studio

Code Extension for Arduino.


														
							

This MIT-licensed code should greatly help developers that are leveraging Arduino hardware for Internet of Things-related projects and more.

“Our team at Visual Studio IoT Tooling, researched the development tools developers are using today, interviewed many developers to learn about their pain points developing IoT applications, and found that of all layers of IoT, there are abundant dev tools for cloud, gateway, interactive devices, and industrial devices, but limited availability and capability for micro-controllers and sensors. In particular in MCU domain, there are millions of Arduino developers demanding advanced features to make their development with device easier. Keep open source and open platform in mind, we started the work to add an extension on Visual Studio Code, the cross-platform, open sourced advanced code editor, for Arduino application development,” says Zhidi Shang, ‎R&D and Product Development, Microsoft.

Microsoft shares the following core functionalities of the project.

  • IntelliSense and syntax highlighting for Arduino sketches
  • Verify and upload your sketches in Visual Studio Code
  • Built-in board and library manager
  • Built-in example list
  • Built-in serial monitor
  • Snippets for sketches
  • Automatic Arduino project scaffolding
  • Command Palette (F1) integration of frequently used commands
  • Integrated Arduino Debugging

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