The new Arduino integration for Atmel Studio takes under 10 minutes to install and provides a fully compatible Arduino programming tool.
Atmel Studio is a free version of Microsoft Visual Studio. The Arduino plugin is also free, although an optional Arduino usb debugger license can currently be purchased for $15 (rrp $49)
All versions of Arduino are supported, although Arduino 1.5 is currently beta. The single installer also suppports visual studio pro 2008, 2010, 2012 and atmel studio
The latest version of the Visual Micro plugin is usually the best one to install, however, for Atmel Studio users the best version is 1305.21+ in our downloads list (also see our atmel page below for an important official atmel patch)
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Syntax colors, code completion for all Arduino (and compatible) hardware
Help & Examples Wizard