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Code::Blocks

Code::Blocks

Code::Blocks is a free/open source, cross platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It is developed in C++ using wxWidgets. Using a plugin architecture, its capabilities and features are defined by the provided plugins. Any kind of functionality can be added by installing/coding a plugin.

Currently, Code::Blocks is oriented towards C/C++.

The debugging subsystem has been greatly enhanced in the latest version. Automatic/manual watches, code/data breakpoints, call stack, disassembly listing and memory dumps are only few of its features.

 Code::Blocks 13.12

Price
Free to download

Size
11.7MB
License

GNU GPL v3
Developer
Yiannis Mandravellos, Thomas Denk, Lieven de Cock, Martin Halle, Biplab Modak, plugin contributors and others.

Website
www.codeblocks.org

System Requirements
wxGTK

Support:
FAQ, Forums, Wiki, User Manual

Selected Reviews:
Susheel's Blog

Features include:

Compiler:

  • Multiple compiler support:
    • GCC (MingW / GNU GCC)
    • MSVC++
    • Digital Mars
    • Borland C++ 5.5
    • Open Watcom
    • ...and more
  • Very fast custom build system (no makefiles needed)
  • Support for parallel builds (utilizing your CPU's extra cores)
  • Multi-target projects
  • Workspaces to combine multiple projects
  • Inter-project dependencies inside workspace
  • Imports MSVC projects and workspaces (NOTE: assembly code not supported yet)
  • Imports Dev-C++ projects

Debugger:

  • Interfaces GNU GDB
  • Also supports MS CDB (not fully featured)
  • Full breakpoints support:
    • Code breakpoints
    • Data breakpoints (read, write and read/write)
    • Breakpoint conditions (break only when an expression is true)
    • Breakpoint ignore counts (break only after certain number of hits)
  • Display local function symbols and arguments
  • User-defined watches (support for watching user-defined types through scripting)
  • Call stack
  • Disassembly
  • Custom memory dump
  • Switch between threads
  • View CPU registers

Interface:

  • Syntax highlighting, customizable and extensible
  • Code folding for C++ and XML files.
  • Tabbed interface
  • Code completion
  • Class Browser
  • Smart indent
  • One-key swap between .h and .c/.cpp files
  • Open files list for quick switching between files (optional)
  • External customizable "Tools"
  • To-do list management with different users

And many more features provided through plugins!

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