Implementing VisualMicro GDB Tools

The Proto D21G has been a solid product and combined with Microsoft VS C++ (free) & the Classic VisualMicro Plugin, makes a solid platform for development. The VisualMicro plugin can be downloaded (via extensions) for free and their cost ($45) for subscription is very reasonable. If you have not tried it, I would give it a whirl. While the Arduino IDE works for simple projects, it quickly falls short on more complex ones. Note: The intelli-sense features alone are worth the money.

Microsoft has made available a GDB option with their android development tools that allows even better debugging (vs classic VM debugger) when using the SAM D21 (installs with VS). Unfortunately, VisualMicro currently only has definitions for Arduino Zero, Arduino M0 and Texas Instruments LM4F.

They do have instructions on how OEM's like yourselves can add board definitions to allow this debugger to function. This information is way over my head and I'll would need your help to implement. I've got to believe other users of your product would benefit from such a venture. Is this something you can help implement?

Links:
Main Site For VM Plugin
http://www.visualmicro.com/

General Infomation on GDB Tool
http://www.visualmicro.com/post/2016/01/03/GDB-for-Arduino-INO-Initial-Beta-Notes.aspx

Comparison Between Debugging Options under VisualMicro
http://www.visualmicro.com/page/User-Guide.aspx?doc=Arduino-gdb-Differences.html

Site to get VS 2017 GDB Plugin
https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualMicro.ArduinoGDBforVisualMicro2017preview

Site to get Microsoft VS Community
https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/

 

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