Customizing the Console view

The Console view displays the output of the utilities invoked when building a project or the programs output when running/debugging.

To set Console view preferences

  1. Click Window > Preferences.
  2. Expand C/C++ and Build, then click Console.
    Console Properties
  3. To display information on the latest build only, select the Always clear console before building check box.
  4. To open the Console view when a project is built, select the Open console when building check box.
  5. To display the console if it is already open when a project is built, select the Bring console to top when building (if present) check box.
  6. To change the number of lines the console stores in its history, enter a new value in the text field next to Limit console output (#lines).
  7. To change the number of spaces displayed by a tab, enter the number in the txt field next to Display tab width.
  8. To customize the colors used in the Console view, click a color control and select the new color.
  9. Click OK.

Related concepts
Build overview

Related tasks
Defining Project Build settings
Building projects

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