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Installing PICBASIC PRO Compiler (versions 2.46A to 2.50C) in MPLAB®
PBP versions earlier than 2.46A are not recommended for use within modern versions of MPLAB. If you are currently using an early version of PBP with an early version of MPLAB, upgrading MPLAB may require than you upgrade PBP.
PBP versions PRIOR TO 2.60 are compatible with MPLAB versions up to 8.15A. If you have MPLAB 8.20 or later, you will need to either downgrade to MPLAB 8.15A or upgrade to PBP 2.60.
Install MPLAB and its components. In the following examples, the default installation directory (C:\Program Files\Microchip\...) will be used.
Install the PICBASIC PRO Compiler from the CD. Avoid long directory names in the installation path. Some versions will have problems if installed in C:\Program Files\PBP. In the following examples, we assume that PICBASIC PRO has been installed in C:\PBP.
Include the directories in your system's search path
The next step is to include both of the install directories within the search path on your system. The procedure differs depending on the version of Windows running.
The path that you need to add in order to locate MPASMWIN is different for different version of MPLAB.
For MPLAB versions 7.xx and later, the default location is:
Selecting PICBASIC PRO Compiler as the language tool within MPLAB®
Start MPLAB and select Set Language Tool Locations under the Project menu. Select the appropriate Toolsuite Name (PICBASIC PRO Compiler). Use the browse button to select PBPW.EXE within the subdirectory where it was installed.
If the PicBasic Pro toolsuite does not appear in MPLAB, go to Start > All Programs > PICBASIC PRO Compiler and click on "Install MPLAB Plugin". On Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems, you may need to right-click and select "Run As Administrator".
Creating a BASIC project within MPLAB
Run the Project Wizard to create a project in MPLAB.
Select the desired processor.
Select appropriate microEngineering Labs, Inc. Tool Suite.
Name the project. Choose the directory where the source file exists.
Add the source file to the project.
Click Next, then Finish. You should be able to edit the source and build the project.
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