Use Atmel Studio 6.1

Hi all,

Use Atmel Studio 6.1 to program your arduino.

It is free.
You can navigate around your code.
You have drop-down auto-complete on structures and variables.
The source code is well colour coded
You can use C or C++.
You have access to all the capabilities of the micro.

You won't flounder around for hours on errors such as 'error boolean does not name a type'

tecpenguin:
Use Atmel Studio 6.1 to program your arduino.

I do.

tecpenguin:
It is free.

Yep, so is Arduino.

tecpenguin:
You can navigate around your code.

You can't otherwise?

tecpenguin:
You have drop-down auto-complete on structures and variables.

That's true. Double-edged sword that one, though. And I hate the stupid auto-closing braces and parentheseseses.

tecpenguin:
The source code is well colour coded

As is just about any IDE these days.

tecpenguin:
You can use C or C++.

You can use C or C++ in the Arduino IDE too. It compiles as C++, but you're welcomed to ignore that if you'd like.

tecpenguin:
You have access to all the capabilities of the micro.

What's stopping you elsewhere?

tecpenguin:
You won't flounder around for hours on errors such as 'error boolean does not name a type'

You will if you don't realize boolean is not a default type in C.

Well. Thanks for the tips! :slight_smile:

I also have been using AS6.1 with Visual Micro for a while, just love it. But most of the things you mention can also be done in the IDE.


Rob