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External tools can be started during the build process of an application. Enter the commands into the dialog Options for Target — User. Arguments are passed to those tools using key sequences. The dialog allows you to execute programs:

  • Before compiling a C or C++ file (for example, to check for MISRA compliance).
  • Before building an application (for example, to invoke a data management utility).
  • After building an application (for example, to invoke data converters or debuggers).

Options for Target — User Dialog

In the example above:

  • Preprocess.bat is started before a build process.
  • execute.exe does nothing, because the RUN #2 flag is not enabled.
  • Programmer.exe is executed after the build process. The arguments passed identify the device name and the HEX output file including the full path specification.
  • Emulator.exe is executed after the build process. The arguments passed identify the name of the linker output file without a path specification, and the project folder name C:\MYPROJECT\.

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