Auto Build Marlin
"Auto Build Marlin" provides a simplified interface to configure, build, and upload Marlin Firmware.
The Auto Build tool automatically detects the correct environments for your
MOTHERBOARD and provides an interface to build them. No more editing
platformio.ini or scanning a long list of environments in the PlatformIO IDE. Just press the Build button and go!
The Configuration Editor provides an enhanced interface to locate and edit configuration options, making it easier to locate the options you need and to discover the features you didn't know you needed. This is only an alpha preview at this time and will probably have some issues. Use "Reopen Editor With… > Text Editor" to use the standard text editor. Stay tuned for more enhancements to this excellent new feature.
When installing "Auto Build Marlin" you'll also be prompted to install the PlatformIO extension. PlatformIO handles all the details of the build and is required for "Auto Build Marlin" to function.
Start Visual Studio Code and open a project folder with Marlin Firmware version 2.0 or later. Be careful to open the folder containing
platformio.ini and not the "
Marlin" folder within it. (You may also use the Import Project… option from the "PlaformIO Home" page.)
The "File Explorer" should point to your Marlin Firmware folder like so:
Open the file
Configuration_adv.h to use the Configuration Editor. You may need to right-click on the window tab and choose "Reopen Editor with…" to activate the Config Editor. The Config Editor replaces the text view with a form divided up into sections.
- Use the "Filter" field to locate options by name.
- Click the "Show Comments" checkbox to show or hide comments.
- Click the title of a section to hide/show that section.
- Hold down
option and click on any title to hide/show all sections.
Configuration files are annotated to provide some hints to configuration tools. Edit the configuration file text to add your own
@section markers, provide allowed values for options, or improve documentation. Please submit your improvements and suggestions to improve the configuration experience.
- Open the Command Palette and choose "Format Marlin Code." The file will be formatted according to Marlin standards.
- NOTE: The context menu item "Format Document With…" -> "Auto Build Marlin" doesn't work so ignore that menu command for now.