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IDE4Arduino

an alternative Arduino IDE

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I really like the Arduino Platform to quickly hack together some function. If it is in the lab or at home, the Arduino gets things done quickly. But from time to time I was annoyed by the IDE. Of course you can setup eclipse, makefiles and so on, but I decided to program some small IDE.

The text editing comes from the ScintillaNET project. Floating, dockable windows from DockpanelSuite and the toolchain and configuration from the original Arduino IDE.

The IDE offers some additional features like:
* code completion
* code folding (get rid of your lengthy comments)
* a quick select box for functions
* double clicking an error brings you to the error (o.k. not always)
* auto add closing brackets
* brackets highlighting
* Help Browser: by pressing F1 on a selected keyword the corresponding arduino page is opened (or something else, if nothing was found, dangerous: uses Internet Explorer)
* Terminal Window: can display data in hex format

This is an initial version. Expect it to be buggy.

Requires .NET v4 and Arduino IDE v.1.6.0 (min).

  • IDE4Arduino v003

    Tobias04/05/2015 at 16:21 0 comments

    Arduino released version 1.6.3 which moved the compiler tools back to the application folder. Version 0.3 of IDE4Arduino is now compatible to this Version (so 1.6.0 to 1.6.3 without v1.6.2, which was maybe released on error ?!?).

    Also small bug fixed in the main code.

    <-- Download Link for pre-build installer and code on GitHub on the left

  • Arduino IDE versions

    Tobias03/31/2015 at 14:02 0 comments

    as it looks like there are some problems:

    with Arduino 1.6.0 I suddenly started getting a strange error from the gcc compiler; updating to 1.6.1 helped

    when going to the arduino page I realized there is already a version 1.6.2 released

    the Arduino 1.6.2 comes with a different folder layout, and without doing some changes cannot be used that easy... I will look into this later.

  • Source now on GitHub

    Tobias03/23/2015 at 16:44 0 comments

    Source now available on GitHub

  • IDE4Arduino v002

    Tobias03/20/2015 at 12:15 0 comments

      1. fixed bug fpr uploading sketches to boards with CPU options (e.g. Arduino Mini).
      2. implemented basic functions for terminal window
      3. hex view for terminal window
      4. changes in the installer (can detect now if another version is already installed)

      <-- Download link is on the left

  • Initial Release (v001)

    Tobias03/19/2015 at 16:04 0 comments

    Initial Release:

    * most of things working

    * upload only with build in uploader (avrdude and bossac)

    * terminal window not working at the moment (comming soon)

    * download link on the left side

    Once the code is a bit cleaned up and I don't need to be ashamed to show it, it will land on GitHub.

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suicidal.banana wrote 03/25/2015 at 15:11 point

Looking good, i'll prolly give it a whirl over the coming weekend (because if theres one thing i could use its that documentation/help pane) and report back here, keep it up! :)

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