Projects (rev. 3.00)

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MPLAB® X Project
A collection of files needed to build a single application for a PIC® microcontroller.

All development work using MPLAB® X IDE is done on projects.

There are several different project types available with MPLAB® X. The most common project type for PIC® MCU developers is the Stand Alone Embedded Project. This type of project produces executable PIC code based on a set of source files, header files and library files.

With MPLAB® X IDE you can:

Before proceeding to debugging code, on either hardware or the simulator, the user can check their code syntax by building the project.

In order to begin debugging or modifying a project's content the project must be "open".

The first hands-on exercise is available for those who wish to gain direct experience creating, editing and building MPLAB® X projects.

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