Importing existing source code into the IDE

As with many tasks within the IDE, there's more than one method to bring existing source files into your workspace:


Whichever method you use to bring existing source files into your workspace, you always need to set up an IDE project in your workspace in order to work with the resources you're importing.

For instructions about creating a project, see Step 1: Creating a project for your source code.

If you're importing code that uses an existing build system, you may need to provide a Makefile with all: and clean: targets that call your existing build system.

For example, if you're using the jam tool to build your application, your IDE project Makefile might look like this:

       jam -fbuild.jam 
       jam -fbuild.jam clean