Can I install two or more versions of the XC8 compiler?

Yes, two or more versions of the MPLAB® XC8 Compiler can be installed on the same machine. For example, you can have XC8 v1.10 and XC8 v1.20 Compilers installed on your machine.

Compilers will be automatically installed into a directory that is specific to each compiler version. So under Windows, for example, the XC8 v1.10 and XC8 v1.20 compilers would typically live in separate directories.

C:\Program Files\Microchip\xc8\v1.10
C:\Program Files\Microchip\xc8\v1.20

To select which compiler will actually be used when building a project under MPLAB X IDE:
Open Project in MPLAB X IDE » Right Click on Project Name » Properties » Under Compiler Tool-chain » Select the Compiler version to use » Press OK.

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