Creating a C/C++ file

Files are edited in the C/C++ editor that is, by default, located in the editor area to the right of the Project Explorer or C/C++ Projects views.

The marker bar on the left margin of the C/C++ editor, displays icons for errors, warnings, bookmarks, breakpoints and tasks.

For more information on the marker bar, see Workbench User Guide > Reference > User interface information > Views and editors > Editor area.

To create a C++ file:

  1. In the Project Explorer or C++ Projects view, right-click a project, and select New > File.
    New > File in Projects View
  2. In the list of projects, verify that the correct project is selected.
  3. In the File name box, type a name followed by the appropriate extension.
  4. Click Finish.
    New File Wizard

    The file will open in the C/C++ editor.

  5. Enter your code in the editor view.
    Editor view with a sample code
  6. Type CTRL+S to save the file.

Related concepts
CDT Projects
Project file views

Related tasks
Displaying C/C++ file components in the C/C++ Projects view
Hiding files by type in the C/C++ Projects view

Related reference
Project properties

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