Getting Started Writing Simple Application

Laurie Jarlstrom edited this page Jun 26, 2017 · 6 revisions

How to Write a Simple EDK II UEFI Application

Table of Contents

1) Create a Work Space Directory

e.g. mkdir edk2

2) Download the Edk II source and build tools

  1. Latest EDK II source from following Instructions on Step by step instructions
    1. i.e. example >git clone https://github.com/tianocore/edk2.git
OR
  1. Download the latest .zip UDK2017 Download release (or Latest UDK release).

3) Run the edksetup

Run edksetup --nt32 script from the command line prompt at the Work Space directory

  1. Windows Comand Prompt: C:\edk2> edksetup --nt32
  2. Linux like: bash$ . edksetup.sh BaseTools

4) Edit the file conf/target.txt

Modify TARGET_ARCH and TOOL_CHAIN_TAG as required.

  1. TOOL_CHAIN_TAG see:
    1. Windows Windows systems ToolChain Matrix
    2. Newer versions of LinuxUsing EDK II with Native GCC
    3. Older Linux distributions Unix-like systems
    4. Mac OS X Xcode
  2. TARGET_ARCH - Optional can also use "-a" on the BUILD command line
    1. Both IA32 and X64 : TARGET_ARCH = IA32 X64
    2. Just X64 : TARGET_ARCH = X64
    3. On the commnad line overriding the target.txt: BUILD -a X64

5) Create a project

  1. Create a new directory. Can be a directory anywhere within the Work Space Directory (e.g. C:\edk2\MyHelloWorld or ~/src/edk2/MyHelloWorld)
  2. Create a .c file in the project directory (see example: MyHelloWorld.c)
  3. Create a .inf file in the project directory (see examle: MyHelloWorld.inf)

6) Build your UEFI Application

Build X64 UEFI Application

  1. Update an existing platform .DSC file with your project .inf file. The following list some examples.
    1. Edit the DuetPkg/DuetPkgX64.dsc and add your new application to the the [Components] section and before the [BuildOptions] section. (e.g. MyHelloWorld/MyHelloWorld.inf )
  2. Invoke the Build
    1. At the command prompt > Build -a X64 -p DuetPkg/DuetPkgX64.dsc
  3. Final Output .efi file will be in the directory WorkSpace/Build/DuetPkg/DEBUG_$(TOOL_CHAIN_TAG)/X64

Build IA32 UEFI Application

  1. Since this is the default as per the target.txt Update the Nt32Pkg/Nt32Pkg.dsc file.
    1. Edit the Nt32Pkg/Nt32Pkg.dsc and add your new application to the the [Components] section and before the [BuildOptions] section. (e.g. MyHelloWorld/MyHelloWorld.inf )
  2. Invoke the Build
    1. At the command prompt > Build
  3. Final Output .efi file will be in the directory WorkSpace/Build/NT32/DEBUG_$(TOOL_CHAIN_TAG)/IA32
  4. Test with Windows NT 32 emulation: command prompt > Build Run
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