Writing Code in the C/C++ Perspective

The C/C++ perspective is where you develop and build your projects. In this perspective, you can also debug and analyze your programs.

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

You'll find complete documentation on the C Development Toolkit (CDT), including several tutorials to help you get started, in the Eclipse platform documentation (Help > Help Contents > C/C++ Development User Guide). In particular, see the sections for this guide listed in the table in the Get to know Eclipse section.