Getting Started With Programmers Notepad
This is where we get started with Programmer's Notepad.
If you haven't already installed it, go to the WinAVR tutorial.
Setting Up The Project Group
First we need to open up Programmer's Notepad. Go to Start => All Programs => WinAVR-20100110 => Programmer's Notepad[WinAVR].
The application opens up. Make it full screen so that it's easy to see what's going on. At the top left select File => New => Project Group.
This will create a Project Group called "New Project Group". Right click on it and select Rename. Then enter a new name of AVR Projects.
You should end up with something that looks like this.
Adding A New Project
Now, in the Projects window, on the left, right click on 'AVR Projects' and select 'Add New Project'
The 'New Project' dialogue will come up. Set the name to BlinkLED and click on the button, shown by the arrow, to browse to the folder where we are going to put our project.
Browse to 'My Documents' and click on the 'Make New Folder' button. Call the new folder 'Projects' then click 'OK'
Now click 'OK' again and we'll be back to the main screen.
Next we're going to make a folder for our project files. In windows explorer, navigate to 'My Documents\Projects' and make a new folder called 'BlinkLED'. You will see in this folder our saved project file called 'BlinkLED.pnproj'.
The Programmer's Notepad web site describes Magic Folders like this: "A Magic Folder is a project folder that automatically includes files and folders from the computer's file system. Magic Folder contents are automatically updated when the files on the disk change."
In the Projects panel, right click on the BlinkLED project. Select 'Add Magic Folder...'
Open up the folders to My Documents -> Projects -> BlinkLED. Highlight the BlinkLED folder and click 'Next'.
You can exclude file types and folders