Make Builder tab

The Make Builder tab lets you configure how the IDE handles make errors, what command to use to build your project, and when to do a build.

Build Command
If you want the IDE to use the default make command, check Use Default. If you want to use a different utility, uncheck Use Default and enter your own command in the Build command field (e.g. C:\myCustomMakeProgram). This field is also useful for defining custom arguments to use for make.
Build Settings
If you want the IDE to stop building as soon as it encounters a make or compile error, check Stop on first build error.
Workbench Build Behavior
You can specify how you want the IDE to build your project. For example, you can:
  • check Build on resource save (Auto Build) to enable automatic building
  • change the name of the Auto Build target (the default is all)
  • change the name of the incremental build target (the default is all); this field can be used for requesting a full build (although, there isn't really a distinction because make is incremental by nature)
  • change the name of the clean target (the default is clean)
For each field in this area, the IDE provides the following button to help you fill it in:
Opens the Select Variable dialog where you can add environment variables and custom variables to the field value.
Build Location
Defines the directory from which your project is built. By default, this field is blank, which means that the project root directory is used. You can enter a relative path in the workspace or click the Workspace button to select a path from the workspace. The Filesystem button lets you pick any host directory, while Variables lets you add variables to the directory name.
Parallel Build Setting
To speed up the build, you can check Use parallel jobs and then select a maximum number of parallel build jobs in the Parallel job number spinner underneath. Note that parallel builds use more system resources.