I have seen a couple entries but did not feel it was answered (or maybe I just hoped there was a “new answer”).
I have the situation where I am flashing a bunch of processors (most of them virgin). In my old Visual Studio there was an UPLOAD option which took the most recent build and the current platform and port - and just transferred the code.
As best I can see - this works the same as the Arduino (and others) - of doing a code compile validation and then uploads - it works and is fine - just hoping there is a simple way within the IDE to “just upload”.
I know I can use the HEX file and external program - but was hoping for a simpler solution.