chipKIT® Development Platform

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chipkit - visual studio IDE?

Created Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:27:04 +0000 by acmilangr


Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:27:04 +0000


i saw that arduino can work with visual studio 2008 IDE!! www visualmicro. com

is it posible chipkit to work with this IDE aswell?

it is much more friendly so i would like if i can use that


Wed, 28 Dec 2011 02:15:54 +0000

This very nice development environment!


Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:23:29 +0000


Yes, this plug-in for Visual Studio works great. Only one caveat: Windows only. I'm a Mac user.

I'm looking for a more advanced IDE than the standard one. Because chipKIT boards offer much more power in MHz, I/Os, memory, IMHO they deserve a more powerful IDE with all the modern niceties.

Feel free to join the thread :arrow: Looking for a Better IDE


Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:45:09 +0000

but this plugin is for arduino. what about chipkit?


Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:33:30 +0000

any news? i really need this IDE!


Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:13:38 +0000

Feel free to contact its author at [url][/url]


Sat, 07 Jan 2012 15:38:07 +0000

I prefer Eclipse (multi-platform IDE)... Unfortunately, there is some complexity it's setup: Anyone have success with ChipKIT + Eclipse?


Sat, 07 Jan 2012 16:00:24 +0000

I agree with you: Eclipse sounds great.

I tried to install the Arduino plug-in but didn't mange to get it work properly.

I'm considering now Ino, which simulates the hidden dirty work done by the standard Arduino IDE of pre-processing libraries, building, linking, and uploading.

Although the standard IDE is fine and provides out-of-the-box, ready-to-use, instant-rewarding experience, I'm missing features for serious more development, such as: parameters tips, jump to definition, object hierarchy browser, refactoring among others. Also needed: a glimpse of debugging.

I can tell how painful developing the Serial_LCD library has been.

Furthermore, I don't want to deal with many different IDEs, each one with its own idiosyncrasies.

Let's go for Eclipse: we need a plug-in.

Microchip / Diligent team, are you hearing :?:


Sun, 08 Jan 2012 06:46:31 +0000

You could try MPLAB; Microchip's normal IDE. The current version (X) is based on Netbeans (which is to eclipse as mips is to arm, sorta of), but at least it runs on Mac/Linux/windows.

Having gone the Netbeans route, I doubt that Microchip is interested in supporting eclipse. (although I think they one-upped most manufacturers by supporting non-windows OSes at all. They might be interested in the "all development platforms for all OSes" story. Atmel's VS-based AVRStudio 5 was pretty much a slap in the face to any non-windows users.)


Sun, 08 Jan 2012 07:29:19 +0000

Thanks for the suggestion.

But could MPLAB work with the AVR-based Arduino?

Mark posted an interesting answer on the thread :arrow: Looking for a Better IDE:

We are going to be working on new stuff down the road. We have already discussed Netbeans and Eclipse. Of the 2, we will probably go towards Netbeans because of MPLAB-X.