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Title: Trouble adding existing files to project in Atmel Studio 5.1 - FIXED
Post by: basinstreetdesign on April 30, 2021, 03:47:52 am
I have 4 C files that make a project for the ATMEGA16 and am using Studio5.1 to compile them but it will compile only 1 file and ignores the rest. Can anybody suggest what I can do to add the other 3 files to the program so that they are compiled and linked?
Title: Re: Trouble adding existing files to project in Atmel Studio 5.1
Post by: MIS42N on April 30, 2021, 07:03:44 am
Is that version 10 years old or more? Maybe a later version will work for you. https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/if-you-have-problem-5661-upgrade-62?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=124239 (https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/if-you-have-problem-5661-upgrade-62?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=124239)
Title: Re: Trouble adding existing files to project in Atmel Studio 5.1
Post by: basinstreetdesign on April 30, 2021, 01:34:28 pm
I just finished a project using this compiler and it had 5 source files.  No problem compiling the lot and producing the *elf file to download to the target.  But now with a new project it can see only one file, the one with main{} in it.  I used the >FILE>NEW>FILE menu command to create files as I thought I had before, and it will do so but the compiler ignores them.  Its running on a Win XP machine I have just for programs like this.
Title: Re: Trouble adding existing files to project in Atmel Studio 5.1
Post by: Psi on April 30, 2021, 01:39:56 pm
Have you added all the extra files to the project?
The IDE needs to know to add them to the makefile.
Title: Re: Trouble adding existing files to project in Atmel Studio 5.1
Post by: Syntax Error on April 30, 2021, 01:47:13 pm
Nothing wrong with XP :)

I suspect you may need to first convert the other files into shared libraries(?) A bit about this:
https://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/shared-libraries-linux-gcc.html (https://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/shared-libraries-linux-gcc.html)
And on importing precompiled libraries into AS
https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/how-import-libraries-my-project-atmel-studio-7 (https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/how-import-libraries-my-project-atmel-studio-7)

To help, make sure the files are in the same directory as main.
Title: Re: Trouble adding existing files to project in Atmel Studio 5.1
Post by: basinstreetdesign on May 01, 2021, 05:56:33 pm
Have you added all the extra files to the project?
The IDE needs to know to add them to the makefile.

That's the problem - there seems to be no faculty to add files to the project.
Anyway - Fixed. I patched the *cproj file to list all 4 source files. After another small fixup to one of the source files it compiled and linked them all to produce the *.elf file which I download to the target.  It seems to run since the processor is producing some signals that indicate its working.