The Visual Micro plugin allows for greater control over your sketches.
This is from the main page,
"IDE features such as:- see/edit library sources, jump to code definition, jump to compiler error, class explorer, intellisense, remembers board and Arduino version per project, code completion and a super fast compiler make learning and programming Arduino faster and easier."
First, we need to download VS 2015 Community, you can get it here:
Be sure to choose the left most option button.
Now for Setup of VS 2015 Community, This is an Important note from the Visual Micro Site:
Visual Micro requires C++ to be installed as a Visual Studio language. If you did not activate C++ when you installed Visual Studio, click "Download" and follow the instructions on that page to add C++ to your Visual Studio installation.
During this is install, it will take a while, you can download the plugin, from here:
The default options for the install should be fine.
Once you have that installed you are ready to setup VS 2015.
The first thing I did was Turn Off Tutorial mode, if you leave it on, and sometimes you might want to, it creates 'Breakpoints' in your sketch. All you need to do is 'un-check' it under the Visual Micro menu option.
Next you will want to make sure you have the 'Micro' tool-bars loaded, they look like this:
If you don't have this you'll need to 'Right-Click' some place on the existing Menu bar and make sure all 4 of the 'Micro' ones are 'Checked':