The C/C++ perspective

The C/C++ perspective is where you develop and build your projects. As indicated earlier (Projects in the IDE), a project is a container for organizing and storing your files.

Besides writing code and building your projects, you may also debug and analyze your programs from the C/C++ perspective.

Note: You'll find complete documentation on the C/C++ perspective, including several tutorials to help you get started, in the core Eclipse platform documentation set ( Help > Help Contents > C/C++ Development User Guide .)

The views in the C/C++ perspective are driven primarily by selections you make in the C/C++ editor and the Project Explorer view. The Project Explorer view is configured specifically for C and C++ development.

For information about the Project Explorer view: See these sections in the Workbench User Guide:
Toolbar and icons Concepts > Views > Project Explorer view
Right-click context menu Reference > User interface information > Views and editors > Project Explorer view

Wizards and launch configurations

To create and run your first program, you'll use two major facilities within the IDE:

After you've used these features of the IDE for the first time, you'll be able to create, build, and run your programs very quickly.

Related concepts
Understanding projects in the IDE
Developing projects in the IDE
Working with projects
Writing code
Building projects
More development features
Project and Wizard Properties Reference
Launch Configurations Reference
Related tasks
Running binaries for a project
Deleting a project