Programmer Menu Differences - MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB® IDE v8

The following table highlights the Programmer menu changes from MPLAB® IDE v8 to MPLAB X IDE. Due to the changes in MPLAB X IDE, not all MPLAB IDE v8 menu items will map identically. Major differences are discussed under Comments.

Note: For programmers, see also the MPLAB® IPE.

Table: Programmer Menu Differences

Select Programmer File > New Project
File > Project Properties
To select
To change
Enable Programmer Not available. Automoatically
enabled on programming
Unless Tools > Options, Embedded,
Generic Settings, “Maintain active
connection to hardware tool”
Disable Programmer Not available. Automatically
disabled after programming
Program Make and Program Device On Run toolbar
Verify Not available See MPLAB® IPE
Read Read Device Memory On Run toolbar
Blank Check All Not available See MPLAB IPE
Blank Check OTP Not available See MPLAB IPE
Erase Flash Device Available on custom toolbar View > Toolbars > Custom
See also MPLAB IPE
Reset Program Statistics Not available See MPLAB IPE
Download OS File > Project Properties,
debug tool category,
Firmware option
The IDE will automatically choose
the most up-to-date firmware
to download
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