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anandamu16:
Hi,

I have recently started using codeblocks for embedded development. Whenever I make any project it gives the output file with extension .exe. I checked into project "properties->build targets" and realized that it gives the output extension bcz of the setting available here.
There are different types available here such as "Console Application", "Library static/dynamic", "GUI Application", "Commands only", "Native".
I want hex file as output which can be then run on embedded chip. So Can i do something like this:
- Select type as console application and set the output file extension as xxx.hex

Will it be ok?

Also is there any way to generate a .map file as output ?

christobal:

--- Quote from: anandamu16 on March 03, 2017, 05:39:31 am --- So Can i do something like this:
- Select type as console application and set the output file extension as xxx.hex

Will it be ok?

--- End quote ---

No. How to get a hex file depends on the Compiler / Linker you use. For GCC, you need to build an "console application". This will generate an .elf File, which you have to convert to a HEX file in a post build step. You can use gcc objectcopy to accomplish this.


--- Quote from: anandamu16 on March 03, 2017, 05:39:31 am ---Also is there any way to generate a .map file as output ?

--- End quote ---

The linker usually provides a command line switch to produce a map file. Just add this to the linker options.

anandamu16:

--- Quote ---For GCC, you need to build an "console application". This will generate an .elf File
--- End quote ---
I am getting .exe file only but no .elf, although I have checked Compiler flag to "produce debugging symbols [-d]" still I am getting .exe file

--- Quote ---.elf File, which you have to convert to a HEX file in a post build step. You can use gcc objectcopy to accomplish this.

--- End quote ---
(I am using GCC Compiler 5.3.0 on windows7)
I know there are pre/post build steps, but where to know about the post build steps, I mean what to enter.?

--- Quote ---The linker usually provides a command line switch to produce a map file. Just add this to the linker options.
--- End quote ---
Did you mean "Project->Build Options->Linker Settings ->Other Linker options"?

Commaster:

--- Quote from: anandamu16 on March 03, 2017, 11:42:46 am ---I am getting .exe file only but no .elf, although I have checked Compiler flag to "produce debugging symbols [-d]" still I am getting .exe file
(I am using GCC Compiler 5.3.0 on windows7)
--- End quote ---
You have to install and use the compiler for your TARGET DEVICE. Only then will it produce the right format. You are getting .exe, because you are using a windows compiler. And since Windows runs .exe...

Other possibility is cross-compilation, and you'll have to specify your target platform in compiler arguments.

BlueHazzard:
it would help if you tell us for what platform you are developing (arm, avr, pic, nxp...)

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