Building the project
To build the project, select "Build" and "Build <output filename>".
This will process and build all the files that constitute the project using the Build steps that have been defined in Project Settings.
The result of the build process will be indicated in Output window:
If compiler reported an errors, you can see the line numbers where the errors occurred and correct them. If build was completed successfully, then an output file (usually .HEX file) was generated. This file contains executable code; you can download it to the board and run it. The next chapter describes how to do this.
The difference between Compile and Build is that Compile only compiles the current source file. It does not generate any output file. This is useful to perform a quick compile of the current source file to see any errors ( for example, syntax errors ). Build compiles all the source files and generates an output file that is ready to download to the target board. Build generates a more comprehensive list of errors because linker and assembler errors may be generated in addition to Compile errors as a result of Build operation.