speed of execution, and the ability to control any avr at its lowest form
Hi CrossRoads, you are right there was problem in the May 2013 release of Visual Micro that caused Atmel Studio to take longer to start up.
AVR Studio 5
There is just no comparison between AS and the IDE, AS has all the great stuff a real programming environment should have, likesplit windows, side-by-side editing, block in/outdenting, block commenting, dropdown list of functions in the current file, highlight a word and all the occurrences of that word also highlight (that's very useful), highlight a library function and jump to that file and function, mouse scroll to change text size, shows all compiler warnings, click on a variable to see how it's declared, go straight to the declaration if you want to, click on a constant to see it's defined value, etc etc.The IDE hasa compile buttonAS is slow to start up (mind you the IDE is no speed demon either), but that's normally a once a day thing. _____Rob