Mods, please move this thread to where ever is appropriate. This seemed like as good a place as any to post.
I have created my own version of the serial plotter found in version 1.6.9 and have created an Arduino library that supports it. The thing works great. I have total control over how the data is shown, axis and time scaling. I can still get normal Serial debug data as needed. The problem I have is that it uses the serial port need by the IDE for programming. So in order to program, I need to release the port (it's only a minor inconvenience, but still a pain.)
What I would like to do is add my Serial plotter to the IDE as a plugin of some sort so the port would release as needed for programming. Is that possible? I might be able to hook the IDE or monitor that port for something else that needs it, but that would be a second option. My serial plotter is written in .Net if it help figure out if/how this can be done. Thanks Kevin