The Development Cycle
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There are several steps required in the development of PIC® MCU application code when using the MPLAB® X IDE. This tutorial walks you through these steps.

  1. Create an MPLAB® X project. Add and edit the source code files for you application needs.
  2. Debug the application using MPLAB® X IDE's software simulator. This will allow you to verify basic functionality of your code while protecting your design's circuitry in case of any unanticipated malfunctions in your code.
  3. When you are sure your code has a reasonable chance of running on hardware select the programmer/debugger and continue to debug your code on actual PIC microcontroller hardware.
  4. When all errors have been removed, Program Target to put your application into a PIC microcontroller, remove the programmer/debugger and system test the operation of the application without an attached programmer/debugger.
  5. Generate the production HEX file for production release.

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