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Understanding Launch Configurations _ New Builds [message #1827834] Mon, 25 May 2020 09:39 Go to next message
Connie Fischer is currently offline Connie FischerFriend
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I am completely new to programming and I am learning C++ via an online course. Each time that I create a new project, I have to build it and then I also have to create a New Launch Configuration. I noticed that the instructor never has to do this step and I wondered it it was something in the settings that I can change. I tried googling, but I can't find an answer.

The instructor is using Eclipse '98 on a Macbook Pro (the course was recorded back in 2014) and I am using Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers Version: 2020-03 (4.15.0) Build id: 20200313-1211 on a Windows 10 laptop.

I have attached an image.

Re: Understanding Launch Configurations _ New Builds [message #1827838 is a reply to message #1827834] Mon, 25 May 2020 10:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Emmanuel Chebbi is currently offline Emmanuel ChebbiFriend
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Launch Configurations describe how an application should be run (path, environment, etc.) so you'll usually need at least one per project. I'm not used to C++ but in Java launch configurations can be automatically created by the IDE when running the project the first time (e.g. right-click on a project > Run As > Java Application). This new launch configuration can then be reused to run your project as many times as you want.

I advise you to take a look at CDT's documentation [1] and to post your question in the CDT forum [2] where you'll be more likely to have accurate answers.

[1] https://help.eclipse.org/2020-03/topic/org.eclipse.cdt.doc.user/tasks/cdt_o_run.htm
[2] https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=thread&frm_id=80
Re: Understanding Launch Configurations _ New Builds [message #1827840 is a reply to message #1827838] Mon, 25 May 2020 11:25 Go to previous message
Connie Fischer is currently offline Connie FischerFriend
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Thank you. I will do that.
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