To check the update center and refresh the list of available plugins, click Reload Catalog.
To install a plugin, check the box next to the plugin in the list and click Install. Once the installation is complete, the plugin will no longer be displayed in this list but will now appear under the Installed tab.
Installing Microchip Supplied Plugins
Open the Plugin Manager
For the purposes of this tutorial, we will install the DMCI (Data Monitoring and Control Interface) plugin.
In MPLAB® X IDE, open the Plugins Manager by selecting from the main menu: Tools ▶ Plugins.
Although plugins displayed under the Available Plugins tab were developed by Microchip Technology or a third party partner and provided through a Microchip registered update center, they may not have been digitally signed.
If you trust the source of the plugin (in this case, Microchip Technology), click Continue, otherwise click Cancel.