Install C/C++ Development Tooling into Eclipse

1- Instroduction

This document is based on:
  • Eclipse 4.5 MARS

2- What is CDT?

CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling) is an plugin installed to Eclipse IDE to program C/C ++ application.

3- Install CDT into Eclipse

Go to URL:
In Eclipse select:
  • Help/Install new Software...
Enter:
  • Name: CDT for Eclipse MARS
  • Location: http://download.eclipse.org/tools/cdt/releases/8.8
After installation is complete, you need to restart Eclipse.

4- Configuring C/C ++ on Eclipse

In Eclipse select:
  • Window/References
Select:
  • C/C++ > New C/C++ Project Wizad > Makefile Project
Note:
  1. Set it to Windows PE Parser if you are on windows.
  2. Set it to Cygwin PE Parser if you are using Cygwin

Configuring the PATH environment variable:

Append to the end of PATH environment variable: 
  • ;C:\MinGW\bin