Project Menu Differences - MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB® IDE v8

The following table highlights the Project menu changes from MPLAB® IDE v8 to MPLAB X IDE. Due to the changes in MPLAB X IDE, not all MPLAB IDE v8 menu items will map identically. Major differences are discussed under Comments.

Table: Project Menu Differences

Project Wizard File>New Project Always invoked for new project.
New File>New Project Always invoked for new project.
Open File>Open Project
File>Open Recent Project
Close File>Close Project
Set Active Project Run>Set Main Project
Quickbuild Not supported A project is required for all development.
Package in .zip Right click on project
in Projects window,
select ‘Package’
Clean Right click on project
in Projects window, select
‘Clean’ or ‘Clean and Build’
Locate Headers Right click on project
in Projects window,
select “Locate Headers”
Export Makefile N/A See the topic "Working Outside the IDE"
in the MPLAB X IDE Help.
Build All Run>Run Project
Debug>Debug Project
Programmer build/run
Debug build/run
Build Configuration File>Project Properties,
click "Manage Configurations"
There used to be only two configurations:
Release and Debug. Now you determine
how many you need.
Build Options File>Project Properties,
click toolchain tool
Language tool set up
Save Project File>Save
File>Save All
Save Project As File>Save As
Add Files to Project Right click on project folder
in Projects window,
select ‘Add Existing Item’
Add New File to Project Right click on project folder
in Projects window,
select ‘New’
Remove File from Project Right click on project file
in Projects window,
select ‘Remove From Project’
Select Language Toolsuite File>New Project
File>Project Properties
To select
To change
Set Language Tool Locations Tools>Options, Embedded,
Build Tools
Use mplab_ide>Preferences instead of
Tools>Options for Mac OS X.
Version Control Team menu items Other version control may be available
as a plugin.
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