12.4.1. Opening a user-defined project

To open an existing user-defined project:

  1. Start RealView Debugger.

  2. Connect to the processor core using RVI-ME.

  3. Select Project → Open Project... from the default Code window main menu. This displays the Select Project to Open dialog box.

  4. Locate the required project settings file, and click Open to load the project details into RealView Debugger. For example, locate the dhrystone project settings file in examples_directory\dhrystone\dhrystone.prj directory.

    The project directory becomes the current working directory. This enables you to find new source files, or to set up build options more quickly.

Default binding

The dhrystone example project specifies ARM-C2 as the toolchain associated with the target application. Because you are connected to an ARM architecture-based debug target, RealView Debugger attempts to bind the project using default binding. If the project binds successfully, the default Code window title bar is updated with the project name to show that it is bound to the connection:

RVDEBUG(dhrystone) = @ARM7TDMI_0:ARM-ARM-USB [Unattached]

Because RealView Debugger has the image details, the File Editor pane contains a hyperlink ready to load the associated image.

If you open a second project that specifies the same toolchain, for example examples_directory\interworking\interworking.prj, RealView Debugger gives you the option to unbind the first project and bind the second. In this example, click Cancel. This opens the interworking example project but maintains dhrystone as the active project and the current binding remains unchanged.

See Project binding for more details on binding operations and how to control project binding.

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