Enable/Disable Code Coverage

By default, MPLAB® Code Coverage is disabled. To enable it, complete the following steps:

  1. Right-click on the name of your project in the Projects window and select Properties.
  2. Under Categories, find the project compiler, i.e., XCnn, where nn is either 8, 16, or 32.
  3. Click on Code Coverage under the compiler (see Figure 1 below).
  4. Select Code Coverage Instrumentation. Selections differ for each MPLAB® XC Compiler. See the Table 1 below.

Table 1: Enable Code Coverage Options by Compiler

MPLAB XC C Compiler Enable Options Description
XC8 Disable Disable code coverage.
Enable Enable code coverage.
XC16 Disable Disable code coverage.
Enable Near memory Use Near RAM space for code coverage instrumentation (recommended). If there is a link error, then select Far.
Enable Far memory Use Far RAM space for code coverage instrumentation.
XC32 Disable Disable code coverage.
Enable Enable code coverage.
Figure 1: MPLAB XC16 Code Coverage Options
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