Starting and Stopping Debugging

To debug an application in MPLAB® X IDE, you must create a project that contains your source code so that the code may be built, programmed into your device, and executed as specified below:

  • To run your code, select either Debug>Debug Main Project or 'Debug Main Project' from the Run toolbar.
  • To halt your code, select either Debug>Pause or 'Pause' from the Debug toolbar.
  • To run your code again, select either Debug>Continue or 'Continue' from the Debug toolbar.
  • To step through your code, select either Debug>Step Into or 'Step Into' from the Debug toolbar. Be careful not to step into a Sleep instruction or you will have to perform a processor Reset to resume emulation.
  • To step over a line of code, select either Debug>Step Over or 'Step Over' from the Debug toolbar.
  • To end code execution, select either Debug>Finish Debugger Session or 'Finish Debugger Session' from the Debug toolbar.
  • To perform a processor Reset on your code, select either Debug>Reset or 'Reset' from the Debug toolbar. Additional Resets, such as POR/BOR, MCLR, and System, may be available, depending on the device.
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