C++ Development Environment
There are lot of IDE programs available for C++. IDE makes it easy to create, compile and execute a C++ program. Most of the IDEs are open source applications (ie.) that are available in free of cost.
Among the dozens of IDEs, we take “Dev C++” compiler to create C++ programs. Programming techniques and illustrated programs of this book are based on “Dev C++” compiler.
Dev C++ is an open source, cross platform (alpha version available for Linux), full featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) distributed with the GNU General Public License for programming in C and C++. It is written in Delphi. It can be downloaded from http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/devcpp.html
1. After installation Dev C++ icon is available on the desktop. Double click to open IDE. Dev C++ IDE appears as given below.
2. To create a source file, Select File → New → Source file or Press Ctrl + N.
3. On the screen that appears, type your C++ program, and save the file by clicking File → Save or Pressing Ctrl + S. It will add .cpp by default at the end of your source code file. No need to type .cpp along with your file name.
If your program contains any error, it displays the errors under compile log. If your program is without any error, the display will appear as follows.
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