Creating A Production Hex File (rev. 3.00)

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To build a production image press one of these three images: multiplebuildicons.png
Name Description
CleanAndBuild.png Clean and Build Project Deletes all the intermediate files, then re-compiles all source files in the project. After compilation, all the newly created intermediate files are linked together to create a single image file.
Build.png Build Project Sometime referred to as 'make'. When invoked MPLAB® X IDE re-compiles only the files which have changed since the last build. Unchanged intermediate files are kept. After compilation a single image file is created by linking the intermediate files.
makeandprogram.png Make and Program Main project This icon has two actions: The first is to invoke the "Build Project" function. After the project is built, the image is downloaded to the PIC® MCU through the selected hardware tool for the project.

  • The production hex file is placed within the "dist" subdirectory of the project folder. The exact subdirectory depends upon which MPLAB® X project configuration is used. When no configuation is specified MPLAB® X uses a default subdirectory called 'default'. Within the "dist\<configuration>" directory the HEX file will be found in the "production" subdirectory

  • Once the project is built, the HEX file for a project is created using the project name formated as: "ProjectName.X". If the default configuration is used it may be found at the following location:
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