__DEBUG Macro

MPLAB X IDE generates debug macros for use with Microchip language tools. Macros passed to Microchip compilers and assemblers are shown below:

Macro Name Function
__DEBUG Specifies that this is a debug build.
__MPLAB_DEBUGGER_REAL_ICE Specifies that the REAL ICE debug tool is in use.
__MPLAB_DEBUGGER_ICD3 Specifies that the ICD3 debug tool is in use.
__MPLAB_DEBUGGER_PK3 Specifies that the PICkit 3 debug tool is in use.
__MPLAB_DEBUGGER_PICKIT2 Specifies that the PICkit 2 debug tool is in use.
__MPLAB_DEBUGGER_PIC32MXSK Specifies that the PIC32MX Starter Kit debug tool is in use.

You may use these macros in your own code. For example:

Project Configurations and Debugging

A good use of project configurations is for creating your own debug configuration. Although MPLAB X IDE provides debug macros for use with Microchip tools, you may want to use your own debug macros or you may want to set up the same debug capabilities with third party tools.

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