Launch MPLAB® X IDE

Launching the MPLAB® X IDE

After installing the MPLAB X IDE software, double-click on the MPLAB X IDE icon mplabxicon.png found on the desktop.

Alternatively, you can find the MPLAB X IDE application by typing MPLAB X in the search box on the Windows® taskbar or in the Applications folder on Mac.

When MPLAB X launches, a Starting modules… window appears.

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Start Page

After MPLAB X IDE launches, at the top right of the Start Page, there are three tabs of useful information:

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  • Learn & Discover
  • My MPLAB® X IDE
  • What's New

a

Clicking on the 'LEARN & DISCOVER' tab shows additional MPLAB X IDE training information.

  1. Getting Started
  2. Tutorials
  3. Community

Icon links on the left of the screen also link to various additional software tools:

  1. MPLAB XC Compiler
  2. MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC)
  3. MPLAB Harmony
  4. Microchip Libraries for Applications
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b

The 'MY MPLAB® X IDE' tab is automatically highlighted in red and is the first screen shown.

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c

Clicking on the 'WHAT'S NEW' tab allows you to watch the latest Microchip products videos, view announcements on products, corporate news, and access self-paced online training.

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PROJECTS

You can open sample projects, create new projects, import legacy projects, or import prebuilt projects here.

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Recent Projects

If you opened projects previously, these are listed under 'Recent Projects'.

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Microchip Login

You can log into myMicrochip or register as a new user.

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References & Featured Links

Reference information is conveniently linked to external Microchip pages.

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