# EDA

arduino:configuring_netbeans_for_arduino_development

# Configuring Netbeans for Arduino Development

My current favorite tool for developing non-trivial Arduino projects is Netbeans with C++ support. This documents my setup.

## The tool collection

I use Arduino-Makefile to do the actual building and NB for coding support. I won't cover using Arduino-Makefile here as that's its own thing. So assuming you have Arduino-Makefile working on the command line, the next thing you'll want to do is set up a new tool collection in Netbeans for Arduino along the lines of the figure below:

## The Makefile

When creating a new project, use a Makefile that looks something like the following:

# Project config
ARDUINO_LIBS = SoftwareWire AsyncTimer
BOARD_TAG = pro
BOARD_SUB = 16MHzatmega328
MONITOR_PORT = /dev/ttyUSB0
MONITOR_CMD = screen-wrap

# "Platform" config
ARDUINO_QUIET = true
ARDUINO_SKETCHBOOK = $(HOME)/Arduino ARDUINO_DIR =$(HOME)/opt/arduino
ARDMK_DIR = $(HOME)/Build/Arduino-Makefile # Include parent Makefile from <https://github.com/sudar/Arduino-Makefile> include$(HOME)/Build/Arduino-Makefile/Arduino.mk

## Code completion

While your setup should be working now, NB will be shouting at you a lot about things not being defined, etc. That's because you need to add code completion directories to the tool collection. Do this on the Code Completion > C++ tab of the tool collection dialog.