MPLAB® Harmony Configurator (MHC) Installation

The MPLAB® Harmony Configurator (MHC) graphical user interface extends the functionality of the MPLAB® X IDE. Before using the MHC, you need to install it.


Open the Plugins Window

In the MPLAB® X IDE, open the Plugins window by selecting from the main menu: Tools ▶ Plugins.

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Select the MHC Plugin

  • Select the "Available Plugins" tab
  • Find the "MPLAB® Harmony Configurator" Plugin in the list
  • Check the box beside it
  • Click Install.
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If your computer is not connected to the internet, you will not be able to use the "Available Plugins" tab. Do this instead:

  • Click the "Downloaded" tab
  • click "Add Plugins…"
  • browse to the utilities\mhc folder in the Harmony install directory
    • default is C:\Microchip\harmony\<version number>
  • Select the "nbm" file and install


Install MHC Plugin

  • Click Next >
  • Check the box to accept the terms
  • Click Install
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Restart the MPLAB® X IDE to Complete the Plugin Installation

  • Select "Restart Now"
  • Click Finish
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You can verify the plugin installed successfully by verifying the "MPLAB® Harmony Configurator" option is shown in the "Tools > Embedded" list.

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