Installation Support


Installation notes

  • Code Development Systems use standard Windows install packages.
  • Installation makes minimal changes to the Windows Registry.
  • CDS install an entry under Start|Programs|Byte Craft. This entry starts the BCLIDE. To run the compiler separately, open the installation folder (by default C:\Program Files\Byte Craft\CDS
  • At any time, you can retrieve your CDS' serial number by opening a project in BCLIDE and choosing Help|About, or starting the CDS compiler executable directly.

Suite_MPC Support

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This page offers support for Suite_MPC, the MPLAB language toolsuite for versions 7.51 and later.

Please contact for support.

Our demos: odd setup issue

Have you tried to install one of our demos only to find a completely different setup program starts to run?

I'm invoking the compiler from CMD.EXE using "start", but another window appears. Why won't the compiler run?

The start command may require a "window title" on the command line before the name of the compiler executable. Invoke "help start" for the list of command line options.

I'm seeing a problem or error with compiler-generated code. What do I do?

First, try to determine the nature of the compiler-generated code. The compiler often puts labels in sections of code that it generates to distinguish them.

If errors appear in code generated at the end of the file, it is possibly the __DISPATCH() code that is at fault. This code is generated based on the #pragma thread directives found throughout the program; check each directive's expression and action to ensure that the symbols are declared, that the functions are defined or prototyped elsewhere, and so on.

I'm having trouble declaring structs as types. The compiler refuses typedefs of long structs


There is a legacy limit in the compiler: typedefs cannot be longer than 256 characters. In most cases, this limit is never reached.

How can I add a #define to the linker command file in BCLIDE?


If the #define is not already present in a header file or C program module, create a new header file for it and list the file in the Include Files list. Select the Include Files tab and click Add File. In the Open dialog, choose the file and click OK.

The compiler isn't obeying my customized layout of memory resources and functions. What's wrong?


Make sure you're supplying all #pragma directives to BClink. BClink uses the same device configuration information during linking as the compiler does during Absolute Code Mode. BClink performs a final code generation pass over your object files, and needs this information to allocate variables and program code locations.

How can the compiler link modules together?

In one of two ways. Byte Craft Limited supplies BClink, an optimizing linker. BClink takes a series of object files created by the compiler, and resolves references between them to create a single executable. For more information, see the product documentation.

Can the compiler generate an assembly source file?


No. The compiler does not generate an intermediate assembly source file. The compiler and linker have built-in macro assembly functionality, so a separate assembly source file is not necessary. The assembly found in the listing file is actually a disassembly of the generated opcodes.

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