Is it possible to package AS7 Project as a Start File?

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I know it's possible to create an entire projects embedded in an Atmel START file -- that's how the examples work.  But is it possible for us mere mortals to package a complete AS7 project into a clickable Atmel START file?

 

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Last Edited: Sun. Oct 20, 2019 - 03:36 PM
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Why would you want to do that?  Atmel Start is used to create the project and perform the set up functions of the device.  A complete AS7 project is specific to the project itself.

 

If the complete AS7 project is a common core for a suite of products with small differences then simply keep teh core project someplace safe and then load it up, and do a SAVE AS>rename core project to current project>save.

 

Then continue working/modifying the current project, leaving the core project intact.

 

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Why would you want to do that?

My reasoning is that a .atzip file containing an Atmel START example gives you a complete package with ready-to-compile project, including source files, with a single click. 

 

So perhaps I asked the wrong question: is there a way to create a clickable .atzip file (or something equivalent) that will expand into a project with all sources?

 

(On a whim, I tried simply creating a .zip file of the entire directory and renaming its suffix to .atzip.  Clicking on it did launch AS7 with a dialog for "Import Atmel Start Project", but with an error ".gpdsc file not found in root directory".  But that's a start.)

 

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fearless_fool wrote:
is there a way to create a clickable .atzip file (or something equivalent) that will expand into a project with all sources?

A standard Zip file will give you the Project,  all the sources, and folder structure.

 

Then you'd have to unzip it, then double-click the .atsln "solution" file to open it in AS.

 

 

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I was hoping to make something for beginners that's as simple as clicking on a .atstart file: it launches Atmel Studio and imports the project with a single click.  But two clicks aren't that much worse than one.  Thanks.