The MicroCode web editor is at aka.ms/m9. It requires a browser with WebUSB support.

  • Left, Right, Up, Down moves the cursor
  • the Left and Right keys will wrap around in the editor on the same page
  • the Up key on top of the screen will act as back. It will go back the pages until page 1 is in focus, then pressing up will go back to the start screen.
  • the Down key will wrap around the pages
  • Enter or Space for A button
  • Backspace for B button
  • ] or Page Up to go to the next page, [ or Page Down to go to the previous page
  • Copy the URL to share your program.

Automatic download to micro:bit V2

When the editor does not detect a micro:bit connected to the computer, it will automatically prompt you with instructions on how to connect (requires WebUSB).

Once your micro:bit V2 is paired, the web editor will be able to download your MicroCode program to your micro:bit. This happens on every edit, so your program is always up-to-date (and running)!

If your micro:bit disconnects, you will see a micro:bit icon show up on the upper left corner of the editor. Click on that button to reconnect again.

Accessibility

MicroCode has a lot of accessibility goodness:

  • fully keyboard enabled, and switch panel friendly. Only 3 keys are need to use MicroCode.
  • tooltip read aloud and screen reader support
  • game console support (XBox, ...)

This guide was first published on Oct 24, 2022. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Web Editor) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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