Dev-C++ IDE Project Options Guide

"Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it's compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler."

It has many features, and integrated debug and it is free! To use IUP with Dev-C++ you will need to download the "mingw3" binaries in the download page.

After unpacking the file in your conputer, you must create a new Project and configure your Project Options. In the Project Options dialog there are 3 important places:

-lgdi32 (if Win32 Console)
-lcomdlg32 (if Win32 Console)

In this configuration you are using also the additional library of Controls that uses the CD library, also available at the download page.




In some cases the IDE may force the compilation of C files as C++. If do not want that then uncheck the option in the settings for each file. Still in the Project Options dialog, in the Files tab, select the file and uncheck "Compile File as C++".