What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

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What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:53 PM

Hello DIC. I've been programming in a lot of other languages recently, and I thought I'd return to C++, but I was wondering, what IDE should I use? So I was wondering...

What IDEs are people using these days. Also, why do you use that IDE?
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:35 PM

it doesn't really matter just pick one. you seem to be familer with visual studio(your sig) so wy not try VC++? it has an excellent debugger and in a package you already know.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:46 PM

I don't like to use an IDE with most languages, but for large projects and an OOP language I would use Eclipse. The Eclipse C/C++ plugin is nice and works on Linux and Windows. I prefer the Linux plugins because you can integrate valgrind and call graph and all kinds of cool stuff.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:09 PM

I don't really use C++ a lot. But I would have to say Visual Studio. The debugger is simply amazing. Also I use codeblocks some.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:05 PM

Either VS2010 or Netbeans for C++. VS is great for C++ and .NET languages, while Netbeans gives me the option of programming in Java as well.

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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:31 AM

I use Dev-Cpp. No particular reason other than i'm used to it.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:43 AM

Wow... used to Dev-Cpp, I can't imagine the frustration. What version of MinGW are you using?

Development on Dec-Cpp ended a long time ago (at least the main trunk) and so it is quite dated. As a consequence the version of MinGW that it comes with is quite old. You can download a more recent version of MinGW and either replace the version used by dev-cpp or simply update all of the compiler setting to use the new directories.

If you would like to use some of the new C++11 (C++0x) features you might want to use something based upon GCC 4.6 or above. I used the nuwen.net ditro which uses GCC 4.6.1 however there are 4.7 versions available (I just don't tend to trust the download sites so I don't have that new of a version).

Personally I used Dev-Cpp for a little while but then the indention really drove me mad and that is when I realized that development had ended so I moved on.

Though you can use a program like astyle to auto-format your code.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:50 AM

View PostNickDMax, on 27 August 2011 - 09:43 PM, said:

Personally I used Dev-Cpp for a little while but then the indention really drove me mad

Hahah same.

I use CodeBlocks. I used to use MSVC++ but I did not really like it so I started using CodeBlocks and it's great for me. :)
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:46 AM

CodeBlocks. Simply because it has small setup file, easy to keep an offline installer and has faster start-up time as compared to MS VC++.
But lately I have been thinking on going even more 'lightweight' by integrating MinGW to some text editor.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:59 AM

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integrating MinGW to some text editor.


Thats what I do. I have Programmer's Notepad all customized up with my own python scripts and I just tied in all my compilers as "tools" -- so I can quickly compile any C/C++ program with:

Borland C++
Visual C++ 2010 32bit or 64bit
MinGW 4.6.1 32bit (never did get the 64bit MinGW compiled properly)
Digital Mars (though this is a little broken since it conflicts with VS)
Pelles C

I have them all hot-keyed:
F2 - astyle (since beginners tend to post some horrible code)
F3 - Borland's precompiler
F4 - Command prompt at current program
F5 - Borland Compiler
F6 - Run program (captures output to the PN console).
F7 - VC++ 32bit
F8 - MinGW
F9 - MinGW with SDL/OpenGL libs
F11 - VC++ Compile to assembly
F12 - VC++ Preprocessor

it's a nice setup
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:54 PM

How do you get astyle to work? I remember a long time I got it but I didn't know what to do next so I moved it to trash.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:52 AM

@NickDMax: I've installed/uninstalled PN upto 4 times in the past and never paid attention to the 'Add Tools' option (or I didn't care then). And now I also see that PN can parse the compiler error messages and auto-scroll to the error line. Hmm...Interesting.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:13 PM

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How do you get astyle to work? I remember a long time I got it but I didn't know what to do next so I moved it to trash.

Well it is a cmd line program so basically your run it from there -- however to properly format you code you do have to work out a "format string" customizing the style that you like and of course once you figure that out you don't want to have to remember it and type it out each time! So either run it as a tool in your favorite IDE/Editor or make a bat/cmd file that actually runs the program.

For me in Programmer's Notepad my tool setup is:

Name: Pretty Print
Command: C:\Program Files (x86)\Artistic Style\AStyle.exe
Folder: %d
Parameters: -s4aNSCwMfxpc --mode=c -n "%d%f"
Shortcut: F2
Save: Current File
Checked: "This tool will modify the current file"

So the if I were to set up a bat file for this it might look like:

@echo off
echo -- reformatting --
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Artistic Style\AStyle.exe" -s4aNSCwMfxpc --mode=c  -n %1 %2 %3 %4 %5
echo -- reformatting complete --


For the style that you use you will need to look though the documentation on astyle.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:20 PM

View PostMunawwar, on 28 August 2011 - 02:52 PM, said:

@NickDMax: I've installed/uninstalled PN upto 4 times in the past and never paid attention to the 'Add Tools' option (or I didn't care then). And now I also see that PN can parse the compiler error messages and auto-scroll to the error line. Hmm...Interesting.


Yes it is pretty neat. Plus if you install PyPN you can write your own scripts which is 95% of the reason I like PN.

It has a pretty nice RegEx engine too (boost::XPressive based) plus Python's regex inside of scripts so you can do some pretty powerful re-formatting of text.

It also has some support for projects but I don't really use that. The one feature requrest that I hope he will pick up is the ability to "copy as new" tool -- for example I have a special MinGW setup to use SDL etc. This is SUPPOSED to be something you use projects for, but I don't want to have to re-setup my libs and includes for each new project I just want to copy a pre-existing tool and edit it in some way... I do hope Simon gets around to that feature.

I really like it over Notepad++ but to each their own.
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Re: What are everyone's favorite IDEs?

Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

damn, that sounds nice. i just use batch scripts alongside notepad++. im gonna need to check out weather or not i can do that with notepad++.
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