In these days I choosed to use Atmel Studio 7 IDE for use with Arduino projects. In a next article I will explain, step-by-step, how I set up it. I tryied to import my projects created in Arduino. I imported into Studio 7 as a C++ project these sketches, including any libraries it references. Once imported, I could leverage the full capabilities of Studio 7 to fine-tune and debug my design.

Then I installed the interesting Arduino extension for Atmel Studio named Arduino IDE for Atmel Studio 7. Fully compatible Arduino edit, build and deployment tool. All Arduino versions are supported. This is an admin install for all users.

Finally I configured AVRDude to flash my compiled code on Arduino Uno, clicking on Tools>External Tools… and then adding it in the window that pops up.
I will write about this in a future post.