It is so much better to work on Atmel Studio 6 than Arduino IDE. It is possible to get 8-bit arduinos to work on Atmel Studio today.See this link.
Unfortunately, I searched on Google high and low but could not find anyone who has done the same thing for 32-bit Arduino Due.
Someone asked the same question on stackoverflow but it seems like no one could answer this useful question.
Is it possible to have an Arduino Due project running on Atmel Studio 6? Can someone advise? Or is there some good material lurking on the internet on how to do this that I missed out?