- MPLAB® X Project
- a collection of files needed to build a single application for a PIC® microcontroller.
All development work using MPLAB® X IDE is done on projects.
There are several different project types available with MPLAB® X. The most common project type for PIC® MCU developers is the Stand Alone Embedded Project. This type of project produces executable PIC code based on a set of source files, header files and library files.
With MPLAB® X IDE you can:
- create "stand-alone" projects
- open an existing project
- add files to a project
- remove files from a project
- Use the editor to modify files in a project.
Before proceeding to debugging code, on either hardware or the simulator, the user can check their code syntax by building the project.
In order to begin debugging or modifying a project's content the project must be "open".
The first hands-on exercise is available for those who wish to gain direct experience creating, editing and building MPLAB® X projects.