Creating a new project for an application

After you add an application, you add projects to it.

About this task

If you use make to compile your project, it is recommended that you use the Ounce/Make utility to create a project file and then add the project file. If you use ant to compile your project, use Ounce/Ant to create a project file and then add the project file.

Note: The default file encoding for AppScan® Source projects is ISO-8859-1. The default file encoding can be changed in the General preference page.
Note: When applications and projects are created using the New Application Wizard and New Project wizard, their file name is automatically assigned according to the Name entered in the wizard (for example, if a project is being created and MyProject is entered in the Name field, the project filename will be MyProject.ppf). Application and project names can be renamed using the Properties view.
The following project types are available:
  • Bytecode/compiled:
    • C/C++
    • Java/JSP
    • .NETAssembly
  • Source code only:
    • ABAP
    • Android
    • Apex
    • ASP
    • C/C++/Objective-C
    • Cobol
    • ColdFusion
    • Dart
    • Go
    • Groovy
    • IBM RPG
    • Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)
    • Java
    • JavaScript
    • Kotlin
    • .NET
    • Pattern-based
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • PL/SQL
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • Rust
    • Scala
    • Secrets
    • Swift
    • T-SQL
    • Terraform
    • TypeScript
    • Visual Basic
    • Xamarin


  1. In the Explorer view, select the application that you want to add the project to (if you have not already added an application, see Configuring applications).
  2. Complete one of these actions to open the New Project Wizard:
    1. Select File > Add Project > New Project from the main workbench menu.
    2. Right-click the selected application and choose Add Project > New Project from the context menu.
  3. Complete the New Project Wizard.