Microchip PIC midrange PIC18xx Unable to drive Port C pin 1 as a digital output

Last day i tried to program Microchip PIC midrange controller. To be precise the controller i used was PIC 18F25K80. I was using the C18 compiler. I was unable to drive the PORT C pins as digital, after googling for some time i found out the solution.

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I tried setting the TRISbits,PORTbits and LATbits but was of no use

 TRISCbits.TRISC1 = 0;/* Port C pin 1 configured for output */
 PORTCbits.RC1 = 1;
 LATCbits.LATC1 = 1;

The answer was that Port C pins 0 and 1 are also used as the input and output to the secondary oscillator.The secondary oscillator had to be set for digital output setting the configuration bits using the #pragma directive

#pragma config SOSCSEL=DIG

By adding this the pin turned digital and blinked

Happy Hacking 🙂