Eclipse C and C++ Development Tool

Create, compile, tests and debug and C and C++ applications and programs.

Download Eclipse C and C++ Development Tool 3.1.2 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

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Download Eclipse C and C++ Development Tool 4.0.2 for EasyEclipse 1.3:

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The CDT (C/C++ Development Tools) provides a fully functional C and C++ Development Environment (IDE). Its functionalities include:

There are currently 9 comments for this plugin. You can review them and add more here.

Installing this plugin

This plugin is in the EasyEclipse for C and C++ distribution.

You can also install it on any EasyEclipse distribution, because it has no dependencies.

Getting started

Help is available for this plugin, in the Help > Help Contents menu in EasyEclipse.

The help includes a very simple and straightforward tutorial in the C/C++ Development User Guide > Getting Started > Creating a simple application help topic. Note that some complex concepts from 3.2.1 (Managed projects...) have been removed in release 4.0.0.

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Credits and License

Credits: Eclipse Foundation, Doug Schaefer

Copyright (c) Eclipse contributors and others. 2000-2007. All rights reserved.

This plugin is licensed under the Eclipse Public License 1.0 license.



Comment by Francois
2006-12-11 17:00:39

To use this plugin, you must install a C/C++ compiler, and, optionally, a debugger. On Windows, the best is to install minGW. On Mac, install XCode tools from Apple developer Connection (registration required, and - warning ! - big download). On Linux, your system should have the GNU tools (compiler, debugger, make…) already. For a step-by-step installation and check of those tools, see this tutorial.

Comment by ashish
2006-12-27 21:17:44

Can eclipse be used as a remote debugger and compiler. Some like BVRDE in concept.


Comment by juan carlos
2007-04-18 09:36:13

I am looking for the same.
I am trying to find an equivalent to BVRDE in Linux. Could you do this with Eclipse? I am able to compile and associate remote compiler output, but yet I can’t debug. I’ll see if I can.

juan carlos

Comment by zfmk
2008-02-13 03:16:21

i also need to know if i can use the eclips as a remote debugger ? and how ? Beside the BVRDE there is another tool called Magic c++


Comment by endorf
2007-01-10 06:50:42

to ashish >> yes, there’s a remote debugger (gdb/remote) . setting up the thing can be a bit complicated, I gather. I found some tutorial on it, but it was a bit outdated. Can say I’ve tried it myself tho.

Comment by sami
2007-07-02 02:06:58


Does this software do code completion ? For example if I type scanf or strlen function ?
Do I have to add some libraries ?


Comment by admin
2007-08-16 14:51:49

It does AFAIK, not only for simple stuff (std libs) but also for your code. Note that you will need to select “Full C/C++ Indexer” under the preference “C/C++ -> indexer”, or in the per-project properties.

Comment by Michelle
2010-04-09 03:59:58

Hi, I’m a newbie here so please be patient..

Could someone tell me if it is possible to put use some kind of GUI DESIGNER when developing C applications for windows with easyeclipse? If there really is not an eclipse plugin (which is quite hard to believe) could I perhaps use something like this

Similarly, what is there in the way of unit testing c applications with easy eclipse?

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