Tutorial :Free C Language IDEs? [closed]



Question:

Googling for "c ide -C++" produces too many results for C++, as well as unrelated results. These search terms seem too short to produce relevant results. Does anyone have a link to a free, Win32 C IDE that does step-through debugging like Visual Studio?


Solution:1

Many IDEs these days support very many languages, and most C++ IDEs have perfectly fine support for C.

I'd recommend Code::Blocks, a Free, cross-platform IDE that supports many compilers.


Solution:2

Visual studio has an express edition that´s free.

http://www.microsoft.com/express/default.aspx

EDIT: VS does compile C and C++

Microsoft Visual C++ is Microsoft's implementation of the C and C++ compiler and associated languages services and specific tools for integration with the Visual Studio IDE. It can compile either in C mode or C++ mode. For C, it follows the ISO C standard with parts of C99 spec along with MS-specific additions in the form of libraries.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Visual_Studio#Included_products


Solution:3

Eclipse has a C Development Tool.


Solution:4

Although it seems like a lot of people don't realize it, Netbeans also has plugins for C++.


Solution:5

Dev-C++ is an open source IDE for c/c++

Here is the features list:

  • Support GCC-based compilers
  • Integrated debugging (using GDB)
  • Project Manager
  • Customizable syntax highlighting editor
  • Class Browser
  • Code Completion
  • Function listing
  • Profiling support
  • Quickly create Windows, console, static libraries and DLLs
  • Support of templates for creating your own project types
  • Makefile creation
  • Edit and compile Resource files
  • Tool Manager
  • Print support
  • Find and replace facilities
  • CVS support


Solution:6

lcc32, MingWin studio


Solution:7

The "C++ IDE's" work with C codes as well.


Solution:8

I should point out that MSVC has C compiler. If you name your file .c it will use the C compiler instead of the C++ compiler.


Solution:9

Open Watcom C/C++ - not just the IDE but the entire set of compilers and tools for development


Solution:10

Eclipse - although it's heavy and nasty and likes to crash it's probably the best solution among free IDEs.


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