C/C++ Indexer

The C/C++ indexer uses the parser to create a database of your source and header files that provides the basis for C/C++ search, navigation features and parts of content assist.

The indexer runs on a background thread and reacts to resource change events such as:

It is possible to customize the behavior of the indexer through the use of source folders or even turn it off completely. This customizable behavior is available on a per-project basis (i.e. it is possible to have different indexer settings for each project in your workspace).

CDT supports the contribution of additional indexers, with 2 indexers being provided with the default CDT release:

Related concepts
C/C++ search
C/C++ Indexer Progress Bar
Scanner Discovery

Related tasks
Selection Searching for C/C++ elements
Setting Source Folders

Related reference
C/C++ search page, Search dialog box
C/C++ Project Properties, Indexer


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