We try to support users of other operating systems; AXEpad and command line compilers for Linux and Mac are evidence of that. We are also providing PICAXE support for the multi-platform Visual Studio Code development environment -TIC or not, I'm guessing PICAXE is not going to support those who choose to use other OS'. That would be a shame.
Macros are handled through PE6 by using a PICAXE pre-processor. PE6 passes source code to the pre-processor, which processes macro expansion, and the resultant expanded code is passed to the compilers.Can I assume that VS will use these compilers?? If so, then the not supporting macros problem lay with the compilers and not AXEPad.