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PROGRAMINO IDE - How to install Libraries

  • Install libraries for Programino is easy and the same way as with the original Arduino IDE.
  • Libraries are often distributed as a ZIP file or folder.
  • The name of the folder is the name of the library.
  • Inside the folder will be a .cpp file, a .h file and often a keywords.txt file, examples folder, and other files required by the library.
  • Learn more about the Arduino Libraries here...

1. Way to install Libraries (use Arduino Add .ZIP Library)

  • Open the original Arduio IDE (alternative use the Programino to Arduino Export Function "F11").
  • Go to the Sketch\Include Library\Add .ZIP Library menu.

  • You will be prompted to select the library you would like to add.
  • Find the .zip file's location and open it.
  • Here I select a library named
  • Select the Library ZIP-File and open this.

  • You should now see the library at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

  • Restart now the Programino IDE and now the library is also installes in Programino IDE.
  • It is ready to be used in your sketch in the Programino IDE.

  • Are the Lib folder examples available, you can open this under the Programino IDE menu "File\Arduino Examples\3rd Party".

2. Way to install Libraries (use Arduino Manage Libraries)

  • Open the original Arduio IDE (alternative use the Programmino to Arduino Export Function "F11").
  • Go to the Sketch\Include Library\Manage Libraries..." menu.

  • Select a library and install them.
  • The rest of this way is the same as in the "1. way".
  • After installation the new library restart Programino IDE and the new library is now available.

3rd Way to install Libraries (manually by hand)

  • You can also add library files by hand.
  • Copy the library folder to the following location and restart the Programino IDE (that's all)!

The 3rd party libraries installed under the following location:


  • A library folder must have the following content.
  • In this sample i select a library named "MotorDriver".

1. examples folder (is not absolutely necessary but helpful).
2. keyword.txt (is necessary for syntax highlighting and code autocompletion).
3. *.cpp file (include the library code).
4. *.h file (include the library Cpp header code).

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