Runtime Watches and DMCI – PIC32 MCUs Only

For devices without data capture, the runtime watch can provide data polling to the Data Monitoring and Control Interface (DMCI) plug-in.

To install the DMCI plug-in:

  1. Select Tools > Plugins. The Plugins window will open.
  2. Click on the Available Plugins tab.
  3. Find DMCI and check the checkbox next to it.
  4. Click Install and follow the screens.

See also the Add Plug-in Tools in the Additional Tasks section of MPLAB X IDE documentation.

To set up runtime watches:

  1. Build the project (In the Projects window, right-click on the project name and select Build). The project must be built to see the available symbols.
  2. Select Window > Debugging > Watches to open the Watches window.
  3. Right-click in the window and select New Runtime Watch. Select the symbol or SFR wish to watch in the New Run Time Watch window. Click OK.
  4. Select Tools > Embedded > DMCI > DMCI Window to open the DMCI dialog.
  5. Set up the DMCI for this runtime watch. See the DMCI help file for details (Help > Help Contents, Plug-In Tools section).
  6. Begin a debug session (Debug > Debug Project). Input data using DMCI controls or view data in a DMCI graphical window.
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