I have just tried Visual Code Studio + PlatformIO with the ESP32-IDF and found out that I could not compile the sample code due to the absence of:
1.) msys32 (it is not included inside the PlatformIO, had to manually download it myself)
2.) The components.mk file. (had to manually add it into the /main folder)
3.) The related automation scripts for “make all”, “make menuconfig” and such.
4.) The PlatformIO does not generate the /main folder inside - instead it is the /src, and that is also why it wouldn’t compile because ‘app_main’ isn’t found.
I have used this guide from a Japanese blog: http://fanoutsendai-yagiyama.blogspot.m … -grep.html (use a Google translate) and I managed to get it to compile.
Any way to inform the PlatformIO to fine tune these intergration? I feel that it is almost there, but that small problem could put off engineers and coders to work on the ESP32. A plug and play approach is more beneficial to us and it allows us to focus on the programming problem instead of just messing with the settings.