Creating a Linux Application Project

You can create a C or C++ Linux application project by using the New Application Project wizard.

To create a project:

  1. Click File > New > Application Project. The New Application Project dialog box appears.
  2. Type a project name into the Project Name field.
  3. Select the location for the project. You can use the default location as displayed in the Location field by leaving the Use default location check box selected. Otherwise, click the check box and type or browse to the directory location.
  4. Select Next.
  5. On the Select platform tab, select the Platform that has a Linux domain and click Next.
    Note: If your platform does not yet have a Linux domain, refer to .
  6. On the Domain window, select the domain from the Domain drop-down.
  7. Select your preferred language: C or C++.
  8. Optionally, select Linux System Root to specify the Linux sysroot path and select Linux Toolchain to specify the Linux toolchain path.
  9. Click Next to move to the Templates screen.
  10. The Vitis software platform provides useful sample applications listed in the Templates dialog box that you can use to create your project. The Description box displays a brief description of the selected sample application. When you use a sample application for your project, the Vitis software platform creates the required source and header files and linker script.
  11. Select the desired template. If you want to create a blank project, select Empty Application. You can then add C files to the project, after the project is created.
  12. Click Finish to create your Linux application project.
  13. Click the icon to generate or build the application project.