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Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #556317] Tue, 31 August 2010 18:13 Go to next message
MM is currently offline MMFriend
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Hi,

when I started programming C++ I used Eclipse CDT + MinGW. Soon enough I realized that all the roads lead to Visual Studio so I switched to VS. I have been using it since then but I don't really like it mainly because it slows down my system extremly. So I thought to myself: "Why not use Eclipse CDT with the VS compiler?".

Since I didn't find anything with google about this topic (At least nothing helpful) I tried it myself.
I added a custom builder and linked it to the "cl.exe" from Visual Studio. But I ran into a problem with the arguments. As a test I simply put this as arguments: "${build_project}\Test.cpp".
Of course the compiler said it couldn't find the iostream.h since I didn't specify any include directories in the arguments.
And here is the problem: I don't find a variable which gets the include directories which I specified in the "Paths and Symbols" section of the project settings.

So my question is how I can get these directories so I can specify them as arguments. Also the ${build_files} doesn't return the expected result. Help would be very appreciated since I don't know much about the functionality of Eclipse.

Thanks in advance.

[Updated on: Tue, 31 August 2010 18:48]

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Re: Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #556763 is a reply to message #556317] Thu, 02 September 2010 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MM is currently offline MMFriend
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So I realized that I have to use a toolchain to be able to use the VC++ Compiler effectively with Eclipse CDT.
I found a pretty solid one here.
After adding the include and library paths I tried to build a very simple program which simply outputs "Hello world".
It failed with the following output:

Quote:
cl /c /EHs /MD /Zi /IC:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\include /nologo /Foprogram.obj ..\program.cpp
Build error occurred, build is stopped


It seems like the compiler isn't even started. I suspect that it can't find the mspdb80.dll since it isn't in the same directory as the cl.exe. So my question is how I can set the Working Directory to the "Common7/IDE" directory? Any ideas?
Re: Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #556869 is a reply to message #556763] Thu, 02 September 2010 22:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Austin Morgan is currently offline Austin MorganFriend
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You should include the path to cl in your environment path, not change
your working directory to the path of the application.

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 10:49:57AM -0400, MM wrote:
> So I realized that I have to use a toolchain to be able to use the VC++ Compiler effectively with Eclipse CDT.
> I found a pretty solid one http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/index.cgi/org.eclipse.cdt/win dows/?root=Tools_Project
> After adding the include and library paths I tried to build a very simple program which simply outputs "Hello world".
> It failed with the following output:
>
> Quote:
> > cl /c /EHs /MD /Zi /IC:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\include /nologo /Foprogram.obj ..\program.cpp
> > Build error occurred, build is stopped
>
>
> It seems like the compiler isn't even started. I suspect that it can't find the mspdb80.dll since it isn't in the same directory as the cl.exe. So my question is how I can set the Working Directory to the "Common7/IDE" directory? Any ideas?
Re: Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #663961 is a reply to message #556869] Wed, 06 April 2011 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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1. create new run config in eclipse
2. set arguments to:
"${workspace_loc}${resource_path}" "${resource_name}" "${project_loc}"

3. create batch file from below code and set as c++ application
4. change path at beginning of batch file to match your c++ installation
5. select and open source file .cpp in eclipse and click run...works for me for single source files. dont know about depencencies


CODE BATCH FILE
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\vcvars32.bat" & cl /EHs %1 & for /f "tokens=1,2 delims=." %%a in ("%2") do set filename=%%a&set fileext=%%b & cd %3 & %%a.exe

Re: Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #664468 is a reply to message #663961] Sat, 09 April 2011 08:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Loaden  is currently offline Loaden Friend
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Why not using CMake for VC Compiler support?
Re: Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #1712851 is a reply to message #664468] Wed, 28 October 2015 18:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nicholas Warren is currently offline Nicholas WarrenFriend
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The error I'm currently getting is:

Invoking: Cygwin C++ Compiler
g++-std=c++11 -std=c++0x -D__GXX_EXPERIMENTAL_CXX0X__ -O0 -g3 -Wall -c -fmessage-length=0 -MMD -MP -MF"Source.d" -MT"Source.o" -o "Source.o" "../Source.cpp"
/bin/sh: g++-std=c++11: command not found
subdir.mk:18: recipe for target 'Source.o' failed
make: *** [Source.o] Error 127


Which I cannot find a work around for or setting which I have changed incorrectly to remedy.
Re: Configuring Eclipse for VS Compiler [message #1713152 is a reply to message #1712851] Sun, 01 November 2015 14:35 Go to previous message
David VavraFriend
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Eclipse is trying to use g++ and not cl. You will need to change the compiler command in Project ==> Properties ==> C/C++ Build ==> Settings in the Tool Settings tab at the very least.

To use the MS compiler and C++11 you should be aware of this:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19857263/how-to-activate-c11-standard-in-visual-studio-2010

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