Writing Code in the C/C++ Perspective

The C/C++ perspective is where you develop and build your projects. Besides writing code and building your projects, you can also debug and analyze your programs from the C/C++ perspective.

As you work in the editor, the IDE dynamically updates many of the other views (even if you haven't saved your file).

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

In particluar, see the sections of the Eclipse platform documentation listed in the The C/C++ Development User Guide section.