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Use Sublime Text 2 to Replace Arduino IDE

We could often feel frustrated when programming using the Arduino IDE. Why? Not because of how many errors we encounter in the program, but it is so difficult to find out the errors in source code, which is really something freaking out. For example Arduino IDE does not seem to display the number of rows, the prompt window can show us in which line the error occurs, but we just have no ideas where the line it is. If you can double click to find exact position of that line, then we will not care about which line it is: line 1 or line 10. But that just hasn’t happened. What’s worse, it cannot change the display font, which reads clumsy or neither too small or unclear enough, as a consequence, seriously affecting the efficiency of our programming. So I wanted to transfer to another editor and the new editor had better be able to take the place of the Arduino IDE completely. Then I found the Sublime Text 2. Here take a look at the overall interface of it.

Note: The language of the Arduino depends on your operating system language. But you can certainly set your own language.

1. Install
1.1 Download the tools.

Sublime Text 2

1.2 Install Sublime Text 2 editor;
1.3 Unzip “” to the installation directory “~Sublime Text 2Pristine Packages” ;
1.4 Run Sublime Text 2;
1.5 Press ctrl +` to bring up the bottom command window;

1.6 Paste the following code and press Enter:

import urllib2,os;pf=’Package Control.sublime-package’;ipp=sublime.installed_packages_path();os.makedirs(ipp) if not os.path.exists(ipp) else None;open(os.path.join(ipp,pf),’wb’).write(urllib2.urlopen(‘’+pf.replace(‘ ‘,’%20′)).read())

1.7 Restart Sublime Text 2. If it has “package control” in Perferences->package settings, the installation is successfully.

1.8 Press Ctrl+Shift+P, input install and select Install Package and press Enter.

1.9 Arduino->Preferences->Select Arduino Application Folder.

1.10 Try it now!

2. Have a look


Re: Use Sublime Text 2 to Replace Arduino IDE

Reply #2
For me "" didn't work. Loads the package .py files but doesn't add the "Arduino" menu. Had to install "Arduino-like IDE" also known as "Stino" from the "Install Packages" on "Package Control", which at least the menu seems to be the same as the one in "ST2 Arduino".

Re: Use Sublime Text 2 to Replace Arduino IDE

Reply #3
Why on *earth* would you ever install the package /manually/?

Step 1: Install Package Control
Step 2: Press Ctrl+Shift+p
Step 3: type "install package", select "Package Control: Install Package"
Step 4: type "Arduino", select "Arduino-Like IDE"
Step 5: Press enter.


You then have to specify the arduino directory in Stino, (which is the proper name for the "Arduino-like IDE"), but you have to do that anyways.

Works in sublime text 2 and 3.

Re: Use Sublime Text 2 to Replace Arduino IDE

Reply #4
With a little bit of work you can have AVR Studio IDE running perfectly arduino stuff,  best around, with emulator and debugger,  and you can add hardware debugger too .... !