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Preview the Debugger feature for the Arduino Pro IDE

Arduino TeamFebruary 28th, 2020

We’ve released the first prototype of one of the most requested Arduino Pro IDE features: the Arduino Debugger!

Key features include the ability to:

  • Execute your Arduino sketch step-by-step while it’s running on your Arduino board!
  • Pause your sketch execution placing breakpoints.
  • Inspect variables values during execution.

Initially supporting SAM D21 boards, the Arduino Pro IDE Debugger is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux64.

You can try the Arduino Debugger as part of the latest Alpha preview version for the Arduino Pro IDE. More details will follow soon!

3 Responses to “Preview the Debugger feature for the Arduino Pro IDE”

  1. mcj3bb3r Says:

    This is fantastic news, Nice move Arduino folks, finally, a level of Arduino debugging capabilities from with-in the IDE. Wondering which external debugger(s) will be supported? Zero and Arduino WiFi 2 have on-board debug chips. Cortex D21 M0 is first, what are the future plans, M4, etc?

  2. DRSDavidSoft Says:

    I’m wondering if the AVR-based boards (such as Uno) are able to be debugged; using external hardware.

    Will this be possible? ?

  3. Ralph_S_Bacon Says:

    “More details will follow soon!”
    If only Arduino realised the (tens of) thousands of developers so eagerly awaiting this feature. What do you mean by “soon”. Tomorrow? Next month?
    Needless to say I tried connecting my SAMD21 device and got an error saying it didn’t find the debug tool. I’m so close I can taste it! Come on, Arduino, let’s have the details on how to do this!

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