Migrating to MPLAB® X IDE from MPLAB® IDE v8

Because MPLAB® X IDE is based on the NetBeans platform, many features will be different from the proprietary MPLAB IDE v8. Therefore, migrating to MPLAB X IDE from MPLAB IDE v8 or lower can be simplified by understanding the differences between the platforms.

Once these differences are understood, an MPLAB IDE v8 project can be imported into MPLAB X IDE as discussed in Import MPLAB 8 Project.

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