A question first: Have you actually downloaded and installed the CCS compiler itself?
Have you paid for a commercial version of the CCS compiler, or applied for a Demo version of the compiler?
CCS compiler is not installed in: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\..."
It have it's own directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\PICC\Ccsc.exe"
unless you have messed with the installation procedure for the compiler.
There are a number of files in there, including documentation and header files.
The Plugin that you have installed in MPLAB X is Not the compiler itself.
The Plugin is a small program that MPLAB X IDE use to give commands to the command line interface of the compiler.
This is with MPLAB X v5.30, used on a notebook computer with Windows 10:
I just tried to download a Demo version of the CCS compiler, and installed it.
There was some options to install a plugin for MPLAB X as part of the install process,
but that did not work to make CCS compiler available in MPLAB X 'Project Properties.
Installing the CCS C Compiler Plugin in MPLAB X 'Tools' 'Plugins' ...
and then restarting MPLAB X IDE, have made the CCS compiler available in 'Project Properties'.
post edited by Mysil - 2020/02/13 09:36:59