Working Outside MPLAB® X IDE

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/10 11:04

MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is designed to help you write, debug and release applications for embedded systems. However, your company may have requirements that make code development outside the IDE necessary. You can build your code outside MPLAB X IDE by following the instructions in this section.

If you need to debug your code outside the IDE, you can compile your code with debug information (see "Compiling for Debug Outside MPLAB® X IDE") and use the command-line Microchip Debugger (MDB), which comes with each version of MPLAB X IDE, to debug your code. For more on MDB, see the Microchip Debugger (MDB) User’s Guide (DS50002102), found on the MPLAB X IDE webpage under the Documentation tab.

Alternatively, you can import the code developed outside the IDE into an MPLAB X IDE project. See "Create a Prebuilt Project" and "Loadable Projects, Files, and Symbols" for more information.

Working with Revision Control Systems

When you make changes to files outside of the IDE, conflicts can be created when you try to check these files into a revision control system. To solve these problems, see Resolving Conflicts in Version Controlled Files.