VS CODE is a more common development tool. Go to the VSCode official website and download and install the installation package for the corresponding operating system version.
Install the PIO plugin
Open VSCode -> click on the left extension -> search for PlatformIO -> click install plugin -> wait for the installation to complete -> restart VSCODE
Install the GD32V platform definition
PIO currently offers both command line and graphical interface installation. The following will introduce: (PS: Recommended command line, because you can see the download progress bar.)
Click the PlatformIO logo on the left -> click New Terminal at the bottom left -> execute the following installation command in the terminal window
Release version (stable version)
platformio platform install gd32v
Development version (synchronized with Github)
platformio platform install https://github.com/sipeed/platform-gd32v
Note: Due to the domestic network environment, the installation process takes a long time, please be patient.
Open VS CODE -> click on the PIO icon on the left -> click on the Open option at the bottom left -> click on the Platforms page -> click on Advanced Installation to open the add window
Enter the following URL in the window that opens
Click Install to add it.
Wait patiently to install successfully. (The installation failure is mostly for network reasons, please try again after replacing the network environment)