What is Vmicro Key and How to Use It with Arduino IDE for Visual Studio
Vmicro Key is a software license that allows you to use Visual Micro, an Arduino IDE for Visual Studio, with full features and support. Visual Micro is a powerful and easy-to-use extension that lets you develop, debug, and upload Arduino projects using Visual Studio.
With Vmicro Key, you can enjoy the benefits of an advanced professional IDE, such as intellisense, code navigation, refactoring, serial debugging, performance monitoring, wireless debugging, hardware debugging, and more. You can also use the same Arduino platform and libraries as the official Arduino IDE, and work with any Arduino compatible board.
In this article, we will show you how to get started with Vmicro Key and Visual Micro in four simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Install Visual Studio from Microsoft for Free
Visual Studio is a comprehensive development environment that supports various languages and platforms. You can download and install Visual Studio Community edition for free from Microsoft's website. This edition includes all the features you need to work with Visual Micro.
Step 2: Download and Install an Arduino Compatible IDE for Full Compatibility
To use Visual Micro with your Arduino board, you need to have an Arduino compatible IDE installed on your computer. This can be the official Arduino IDE or any other compatible IDE such as Energia. You can download and install the Arduino IDE from Arduino's website or use the built-in downloader in Visual Micro.
Step 3: Install the Arduino Extension from Within Visual Studio
Once you have Visual Studio and an Arduino compatible IDE installed, you need to install the Arduino extension for Visual Studio. This extension adds the Visual Micro menu and toolbar to Visual Studio, and enables you to access all the features of Visual Micro. You can install the extension from within Visual Studio by going to Extensions > Manage Extensions > Online > Search for \"Arduino\" > Download and Install.
Step 4: Start Developing Your Next Arduino Project at the Click of a Button
Now you are ready to create and open Arduino projects in Visual Studio. You can use the Visual Micro menu or toolbar to create a new project, open an existing project, select your board and port, compile and upload your code, debug your project, and more. You can also use the same sketch files and libraries as the Arduino IDE, and switch between them easily.
How to Buy Vmicro Key
Vmicro Key is a software license that unlocks all the features and support of Visual Micro. You can try Visual Micro for free for 45 days without any limitations. After that, you need to buy a Vmicro Key to continue using it. You can buy a Vmicro Key from Visual Micro's website[^1^]. There are different types of licenses available depending on your needs and preferences:
Yearly / Time Limited Licenses: These licenses are valid for a specific period of time (e.g. 12 months), after which you need to renew them. They include full support and updates for the duration of the license.
Perpetual Licenses: These licenses are valid forever, but they come with a limited support term (e.g. 3 years). They include full support and updates for the duration of the support term. After that, you can buy additional support if needed.
Non-Profit / Hobby / Education Licenses: These licenses are discounted for non-commercial use only. They have the same features and support as the commercial licenses.
You can also transfer your license to a new machine if needed[^2^]. If you have any questions or problems with your activation, you can contact Visual Micro's support team[^3^].
Vmicro Key is a software license that allows you to use Visual Micro, an Arduino IDE for Visual Studio, with full features and support. Visual Micro is a powerful and easy-to-use extension that lets you develop, debug, and upload Arduino projects using Visual Studio. You can get started with Vmicro Key and Visual Micro in four simple steps: download and install Visual Studio from Microsoft for free, download and install an Arduino compatible IDE for full compatibility, install the Arduino extension from within Visual Studio 061ffe29dd