Ok, dont do that.OK...I need a break anyway......bout ready to tomahawk this thing.
I wonder if there is a character/attachment limit per post
So you have downloaded mplabx, and xc8
Plug in your curiosity board, verify the chip in the dip socket, you will need the model number. The chip that ships with that board is supposed to be the PIC16F18875.
Go to File->New Project
select Microchip Embedded, and Standalone Project
Select your device, PIC16F18875 - I'm showing a PIC12F1571, because that is what is installed in my curiosity board
Select Microchip Starter Kits, then Curiosity This option will not be available if your board is not connected.
Select your compiler, XC8 if you wish to use C programming language.
Give your project a relevant name. Important for a couple reasons, it makes a folder for all the files as well so you can keep the project together.
Next you should install Microchip Code Configurator;
Go to tools->Plugins->Available Plugins, then scroll through the list and select Microchip Code Configurator, then click install.
When this is done installing, you will get a button on the top taskbar that looks like a blue shield with MCC inside the shield.
Click on MCC.
This will open the Code Configurator, which will allow you to do all the configuring of the chip in the GUI.
When you are all configured (read the data sheet, about 1000 times first), you click on "generate Files" and MCC will create a bunch of header and program files.
Now you can open your main.c file and start banging code.
It appears as though maybe i dont have permission to post screenshots... the text may help i hope.