Install C/C++ Development Tooling into Eclipse

1- Introduction

This document is based on:
  • Eclipse 4.7 OXYGEN

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

If you are using Eclipse package other than Eclipse IDE for C/C ++ Developers, you need to add  add an extension plugin to the current Eclipse to program with C/C ++

That is the CDT (C Development Tool)
If you are using Eclipse IDE package for C/C ++ Developers you can ignore this document.
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In Eclipse select:
  • Help/Install new Software...
  • Name: CDT for Eclipse OXYGEN
  • Location:
After installation is complete, you need to restart Eclipse.

4- Configuring C/C ++ on Eclipse

In Eclipse select:
  • Window/References
  • C/C++ > New C/C++ Project Wizad > Makefile Project
  • Set it to Windows PE Parser if you are on Windows.
  • 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

5- C Tutorial for Beginners

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