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.

Table: Programmer1 Menu Differences

Select Programmer File>New Project
File>Project Propertie
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

Note 1: For programmers, see also the MPLAB® IPE.

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