Can’t say I’ve gotten a pin to as much as toggle yet, but I think I’ve managed to get VS to deploy to the device. How you might wonder? Me too!
I had hit that impasse where the Troubleshooting guide said to upgrade firmware but the STDFU Tester reported no devices attached. Tried it on a totally different machine and installation too.
I skipped way down that page to Load TincyClr and followed the install non-Ethernet path. That used MFDeploy.exe, which at least would recognize the USB and the device. I installed the firmware.
After that, the STDFU Tester STILL shows No Devices. (not a good sign)
but the MFDeploy.exe reported TinyClr rather than TinyBooter. So that seemed good.
I ran VS with a default console .net micro template, changed the Debug line to something with many colorful metaphors, and hit Start. Out they popped on the Output.
So… Sounds like it should be working theoretically… That guide need a major overhaul…