Please excuse my lack of knowledge. I can never get the sketches to work because I am always lacking files.
Where to I get the files to run the program when It says #include ??????

Here are the files required for the simple project I am doing. Thank you anyone who can point me in the right direction

#include <Adafruit_TFTLCD.h>
#include <stdint.h>
#include "TouchScreen.h"
#include <avr/pgmspace.h>
#include <EEPROM.h>

where do I find all those programs it says include

Thank You all. Much appreciated

Often the code you're compiling will come with documentation (either a comment or separate document) that tells you where to get the library dependencies.

In other cases the author of the code will not have been so kind and you'll need to go on a hunt for the missing library.

A good place to start is the Arduino IDE's Library Manager:

  • Sketch > Include Library > Manage Libraries...
  • In the "Filter your search..." box, type some keywords you have gleaned from the missing file name.
  • Scroll through the results for the right library. Click on it.
  • Click "Install".
  • Wait for installation to finish.
  • Click "Close".
  • Try compiling your code again.

If you have no luck in Library Manager then load up your favorite search engine and do a search for the missing filename. You will often get multiple results. If you have a lot of results you might add "arduino" as an additional search keyword. I will usually prefer results on github.com since that is where most Arduino libraries are hosted and downloading from there is fast and easy. In some cases there will be multiple libraries that contain the given filename and you'll need to do some evaluation to determine which seems the most appropriate, then try it out. After downloading the library you found you'll need to install it. This requires a different process than the Library Manager installation. You will find instructions here: