How to use this guide

This User's Guide describes the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is part of the QNX Momentics Tool Suite. The guide introduces you to the IDE and shows you how to use it effectively to build your QNX Neutrino-based systems.

Once you understand the basic concepts, you're ready to begin the typical cycle of setting up your projects, writing code, debugging, testing, and finally fine-tuning your target system.

Note: This release of the IDE is based on Eclipse 3.5. If you have an older version of the IDE, see the Migrating from Earlier Releases appendix in this guide.

The following table may help you find information quickly:

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Learn about the workspace, perspectives, views, and editors IDE Concepts
Look up a keyboard shortcut IDE Concepts
Use the IDE's help system IDE Concepts
Connect your host and target Preparing Your Target
Create projects Developing C/C++ Programs
Create Photon projects Developing Photon Applications
Compile your code Developing C/C++ Programs
Import a QNX source package and BSP Managing Source Code
Import existing code into the IDE Managing Source Code
Check code into CVS or SVN Managing Source Code
Debug your program Debugging in the IDE
Run QNX Neutrino on your target Building OS and Flash Images
Examine execution stats (e.g. call counts) in your programs Profiling an Application
Exercise a test suite Using Code Coverage
Find and fix a memory leak in a program Finding memory errors and leaks
See process or thread states, memory allocation, etc. Getting System Information
Examine your system's performance, kernel events, etc. Analyzing Your System with Kernel Tracing
Learn how to use one of the IDE's wizards Project and Wizard Properties Reference
Set execution options for your programs Launch Configurations Reference
Run through the IDE tutorials Tutorials
Learn where the IDE stores important files Where Files Are Stored?
Learn what utilities the IDE uses Utilities used by the IDE
Learn about what's new in this release What's New
Learn about migrating from earlier versions of the IDE Migrating from Earlier Releases
Find the meaning of a special term used in the IDE Glossary