Dev-C++ is a full-featured free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programming in C or C++ programming language. It bundles with a free compiler called Mingw port of GCC (General Public License GNU Compiler Collection). You can also bundle Dev-C++ with Cygwin or some other GCC based compiler. The IDE is scripted in Delphi. All the features of are highly efficient to write, compile, debug and execute a program which is in C language.
SourceForge has hosted the project. A developer by name Colin Laplace is the programmer of Dev-C++. It runs solely on Microsoft Windows.
Another interesting feature of this Dev-C++ is its usage of DevPaks, packaged extensions on the programming environment along with additional libraries, utilities and templates. DevPaks always possess GUI utilities, along with trendy toolkits like GTK+, FLTK and wxWidgets. Other DevPaks comprise libraries for further complex function use.
Bloodshed Dev-C++ is usually regarded a Windows-only program, however you can find efforts to create a Linux version: path delimiters and header files which can be switched between platforms.
Especially for hard-core C++ programmer, Dev-C++ lets you to create the source code with less hand-holding features and expenses comprised in most of the accessible programming environments.
Some of the major DEV-C++ 5 Features are
- Support GCC-based compilers
- Project Manager
- Make file creation
- Edit and compile Resource files
- Tool Manager
- Customizable syntax highlighting editor
- Quickly create Windows, static libraries, DLLs and console.
- Support of templates to design your own project types
- Code Completion
- Function listing
- Class Browser
- Profiling support
- Print support
- Find and replace facilities
- CVS support
- Integrated debugging (using GDB)
Dev-C++ does not work properly with Microsoft’s Vista. Similar to other C++ compilers, this also can be utilized to compile ANSI C.
System Requirements: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP