File Menu

New Project


Brings up a window which allows you to create a new project from scratch.

Can also be accessed using Ctrl + Shift + N.

New File


Opens up a window that allows you to create a new file.

Can also be accessed using Ctrl + N.

Open Project


Brings up the Open Project Window. Can also be accessed using Ctrl + Shift + O.

Open Recent Project


Shows a list of your recently closed projects and allows you to select which one(s) to open.



Allows you to import a Hex/ELF Prebuilt File, an MPLAB® IDE v8 Project, or an IAR Embedded Workbench Project.

Open Team Project


Opens a Team Server which provides various services (Version Control Systems, Issue Tracking, Instant Messaging and Notifications) designed to help increase productivity by providing an infrastructure for developers collaborating on a project.

Close Project


Closes the currently selected project.

Close All Projects


Closes all open projects.

Open File


Allows you to open a C file without adding it to the project.

Open Recent File


Brings up a list of all the files you have recently viewed and allows you to open them directly.

Project Group


Allows multiple projects to be opened all at the same time.

Project Properties


Opens the Project Properties Window.



Saves only the file currently selected in the editor.

Can also save by pressing Ctrl + S.

Save As


Saves a copy of the file currently selected in the editor with a different name.

Save All


Saves all files and project settings at once.

Can also save all by pressing Ctrl + Shift + S.

Page Setup


Allows you to select the size, margins, and orientation of the paper the C file will be printed on.



Prints the selected C file.

Can also print using Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P.

Print to HTML


Saves the selected C file as an HTML document.



Exits MPLAB® X IDE and saves open projects.

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