PC driven board

I thought it was a stupid question but I'm not finding confim on the site... Suppose I made my circuit and my arduino internal software... How can I make the software for the pc to control the board ? Can I make it with visual studio c++ for example ? There are libraries for that or what ? What other way ?

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Can I make it with visual studio c++ for example ?

Yes. Or any of dozens of other languages. Look at the interfacing with software section of the playground.

Oh thanks Paul ! I see that most em are third party libs but there is a standard c++ article too ! I don't know why those info are so hidden in the site! Basicly it uses the basic serial device communication protocol... Now, i want to use QT, I'll find somethin out...

Here it is ! The QT class: http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.1/qtserialport/qserialport.html http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.1/qtserialport/qserialportinfo.html This should work, I'll try...

The Op sounds happy with the QT serial class, great. For others that perhaps want to stick to the Arduino syntax, Processing is a good cross platform approach and Sparkfun has a simple tutorial covering various needs: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/connecting-arduino-to-processing