The C/C++ editor provides specialized features for editing C/C++ related files.
Associated with the editor is a C/C++-specific Outline view, which shows the structure of the active C, C++ or makefile. It is updated as you edit these files.
The editor includes the following features:
- Syntax highlighting
- Content/code assist
- Integrated debugging features
The most common way to invoke the C/C++ editor is to open a file from the Project Explorer or the C/C++ Project views using pop-up menus or by clicking the file (single or double-click depending on the user preferences).