Lab 1: Create the Application

Step 9: With MHC, Generate Code


Before generating code, save the MHC state by navigating to File > Save State in the main MHC menu. You may also click on the Save MHC State button.

Figure 1: Save the MHC state


Click on the Generate Code button or navigate to Generate > Generate Code from the menu bar to start generating code. Save if prompted.

Figure 2: Generate Code


Click on the Generate button in the Generate Project window, keeping the default settings.

Figure 3: Generate Project

Note: As the code is being generated, MPLAB® Harmony Configurator (MHC) displays the progress.


Once this process completes, switch to the MPLAB X IDE window. You may now examine the generated code through the Projects tab. MHC will include all the requisite MPLAB Harmony v3 Framework files and generate the configuration code dynamically based on your MHC selections. MHC will then automatically organize and add the generated code as files and folders to your 32-bit MPLAB Harmony 3 Project.

MHC generates a default template main file (main.c) and application files (app_sensor.c/app_sensor.h) based on your MHC configuration. These will be used for the Sensor Task state machine.

Figure 4: Generate Files

Note: The Peripheral Library (PLIB) files are generated for the Timer, GPIO, EVIC, and CLOCK peripherals. The files for the USB Device Stack Middleware, I²C Drivers, and the Debug System Service are generated as well.


Build the code by clicking on the Clean and Build Main Project Main_Rebuild_Project.png button in the MPLAB X IDE and verify that the project builds successfully.

At this point, you are ready to start implementing the application code.

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