Develop native applications for the world's most popular mobile platform, using the world’s most popular integrated development environment on the world's first mobile super processor.

Includes technology developed by Mentor Embedded

NVIDIA® Nsight™ Tegra®, Visual Studio Edition brings the raw development power and efficiency of Microsoft Visual Studio to Android, giving you the right tools for the job. Flexible project management, accelerated compilation and integrated debugging, no need to massage makefiles and shell scripts, no voodoo magic or arcane incantations required.

Android Native Development + Microsoft Visual Studio

"Epic’s use of Nsight Tegra has been crucial for the efficient development of Unreal Engine 4’s Android features. We’re delighted to see AndroidWorks extend support beyond Tegra so Unreal Engine developers can remain in their favorite authoring tools during all development scenarios. NVIDIA’s tool advancements are refining Android to a level matching game console development."

Niklas Smedberg, Senior Graphics Programmer at Epic Games

"Nsight Tegra Visual Studio Edition is our favorite tool for Android development. It enables our developers to stay in a single environment and focus on the speed, performance, and fun rather than toolchains, makefiles, and headaches. We've used it for years."

Thomas Williamson, CEO, War Drum Studios LLC

"Porting a Playstation 4 game to Android with GDB and printf debugging was painful, but I nearly pooped myself with excitement there when I first saw NVIDIA Nsight Tegra natively build and debug in Visual Studio just like when the game was originally developed!"

David Grayson, Sr Software Engineer, Zombie Studios

Download the latest version of NVIDIA Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition in AndroidWorks. Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition is offered free of charge, but requires NVIDIA GameWorks™ Registered Developer Program membership.

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Release (3.0)

Release Highlights

  • Full Android ABI support (ARM v7, ARM v8, x86), supporting devices such as:
    • Galaxy Tab S T800 (Android 4.4.2, ARM)
    • Nexus 7 2013 (Android 5.1.1, ARM)
    • Nexus 6 (Android 5.1 , ARM)
    • Huawei CL-10 (Android 4.4, ARM)
    • ASUS Memopad (x86)
    • Google Nexus Player Android TV (x86)
    • Google Nexus 9 Tablet Support for NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit mobile processor. Note: CUDA is not supported on Nexus 9.
    • NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Android TV Support
    • NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Tablet Support
    • NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Portable Support
    • NVIDIA® Tegra NOTE 7 Tools Support
    • Google Project Tango Tablet Development Kit Tools Support
  • Added support for Android 5.1 (API 22) and NDK r10e.
  • Added an experimental Fast Deploy mechanism that only updates the native libraries on the device. This makes the modify-build-debug cycle shorter, since building and installing an APK is no longer needed if non-native parts of the application have not been changed. This feature will only work for projects built with Nsight Tegra, Visual Studio Edition.
  • GDB messages are now propagated into the GUI.
  • Process architecture is now automatically determined during the debug launching. Setting the Target Architecture for External Build System projects manually is no longer needed.
  • Support for x86 and x64 building and debugging.
    • Officially supported devices are only AVDs (Android Virtual Devices), though other hardware are not prohibited. Virtual devices are still subject to NVIDIA Tegra SOC device debugging ratios.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Highlights for previous releases can be found here.

Features

Android Visual Studio Projects

  • Import existing Android projects into Visual Studio.
  • Manage native Android projects natively in Visual Studio.
  • Build native Android projects in Visual Studio using vs-android, ndk-build or makefiles.
  • Per-project and per-file parallel compilation.

Android Debugging

  • Multi-core native Android GDB debugging.
  • Seamlessly debug Java and native C/C++ code.
  • Use the familiar Visual Studio Locals, Watches, Memory and Thread windows.
  • Android-specific debugging features (such as logcat) integrated into Visual Studio.

IncrediBuild Integration

  • IncrediBuild 5.5 support allowing distributed builds (From Nsight Tegra v1.6 onwards).

Walk through Video

System Requirements

  • Full Android ABI support (ARM v7, ARM v8, x86), supporting devices such as:
    • Galaxy Tab S T800 (Android 4.4.2, ARM)
    • Nexus 7 2013 (Android 5.1.1, ARM)
    • Nexus 6 (Android 5.1 , ARM)
    • Huawei CL-10 (Android 4.4, ARM)
    • ASUS Memopad (x86)
    • Google Nexus Player Android TV (x86)
    • Google Nexus 9 Tablet Support for NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit mobile processor. Note: CUDA is not supported on Nexus 9.
    • NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Android TV Support
    • NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Tablet Support
    • NVIDIA® SHIELD™ Portable Support
    • NVIDIA® Tegra NOTE 7 Tools Support
    • Google Project Tango Tablet Development Kit Tools Support
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional or Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich+)

Developer Webinars

Instructional Videos and Webinars can be found here.