QuickFix wrote:I feel what you mean: I'm a Delphi (the Windows version of Pascal) developer by profession and I too miss the fancy gadgets "A real IDE" has in something like the Arduino IDE.
On the other hand: a cheap version of Delphi is somewhere in the region of $1500 while Arduino is free, so I understand it has to come from somewhere.
I've had a quick look at the Visual Studio solution a couple of months ago, but I remember reading that some very useful things (like flashing the ESP, monitoring the debug serial, ...) cannot be done from within the IDE and you have to resort to work-arounds.
In the end I lost interest (maybe also because I don't like VS that much) and moved on.
But that doesn't mean using VS is a bad choice (after all: I am biased).
Hello, have you tried using the extension platform.IO?
I have read that it is a great option.
I know that adaptation is time-consuming. I'm scared!
From the adaptation process.
But it will be better to have more tools at your disposal.
Even more for large projects.
Facilitates purification and organization.