Enable/Disable Code Coverage

To enable or disable code coverage:

  1. Right-click on the name of your project in the Projects window and select Properties.
  2. Under Categories, find the project compiler, i.e., XCnn, where nn is either 8, 16, or 32.
  3. Click on the Code Coverage under the compiler (see Figure 1 below).
  4. Select Code Coverage Instrumentation. Selections differ for each MPLAB® XC Compiler. See the Table 1 below.

Table 1: Enable Code Coverage Options by Compiler

MPLAB XC C Compiler Enable Options Description
XC8 Disable Disable code coverage.
Enable Enable code coverage.
XC16 Disable Disable code coverage.
Enable Near memory Use Near RAM space for code coverage instrumentation. This will result in an instrumentation code that is less complex and faster.
It is recommended that you select Near first, even if you use Far for your program code. If code coverage does not work, then select Far.
Enable Far memory Use Far RAM space for code coverage instrumentation. This will result in instrumentation code that is more complex and slower.
XC32 Disable Disable code coverage.
Enable Enable code coverage.
Figure 1: MPLAB XC16 Code Coverage Options
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