If you are a C/C++ developer looking for C/C++ IDE to work with, you can consider Eclipse-based IDE. Eclipse boasts of an extensible plug-in system for customizing IDE to support various programming languages including Java, C/C++, etc. Eclipse CDT is one such plugin which converts Eclipse into a fully functional IDE for C/C++ developers.
Eclipse CDT has the following features to help developing C/C++ programs.
- Standard make build, as well as managed build with various toolchains.
- Source navigation tools such as type hierarchy, call graph and hyperlink navigation.
- Code editor with syntax highlighting.
- Source code refactoring and code generation.
- Visual debugging tools.
In this tutorial, I will describe how to set up C/C++ development in Eclipse by installing Eclipse CDT.
I assume that you already have a working installation of Eclipse ready on your system.
First launch Eclipse, and go to "Help"->"Install New Software" menu.
Click on "Add" button to add a new repository. Fill in repository name, and specify the URL location of the repository as follows.
- Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler): http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/kepler
- Eclipse 4.2 (Juno): http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/juno
- Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo): http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/indigo
- Eclipse 3.6 (Helios): http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/helios
- Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo): http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/galileo
Enable checkbox for "CDT Main Features" and "CDT Optional Features", and click on "Next" button.
Review the items to be installed. Finally, go ahead and install C/C++ development tools on Eclipse.
After installation, restart Eclipse.
To verify that CDT has been installed successfully, go to "Help"->"About Eclipse" menu, and check if Eclipse CDT icon is listed there.
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