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Use raylib with Eclipse

Giavapps edited this page Feb 21, 2019 · 1 revision

About Eclipse IDE for C/C++

Eclipse is the most widely used IDE for Java and it is famous for its Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), but there is also a cool version of the IDE which supports C/C++, for more info:

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2018-12/r/eclipse-ide-cc-developers

In this guide we will cover the various installation steps.

Configuring mingw-w64 on Windows

In order to work with raylib and Eclipse you need to download the Mingw-w64 Installer and follow the steps in the wizard.

When prompted choose the following settings:

  • Version: 7.2.0
  • Architecture: x86_64
  • Threads: win32

Then proceed with the installation.

Once it is finished ensure that there is the path where your MinGW-w64 has been installed to e.g., C:\mingw\mingw64\bin in your PATH environment variable (if there is not just add it manually).

Building raylib

You can follow one of this guides for building raylib on your operative system:

Creating a new C/C++ Project

  • Run Eclipse IDE for C/C++.
  • From the main menu choose File > New > C/C++ Project.
  • Select C++ Managed Build and Next >.
  • Write the Project name then select Hello World C++ Project and MinGW CC under Toolchains.
  • Click on Finish to create the new project.

Now you can replace the contents of the main .cpp file with some basic examples from the following link:

https://www.raylib.com/examples.html

Configuring the Project for raylib

  • From the main menu choose Project > Properties.
  • Now go to C/C++ Build > Settings > Tool Settings tab.
  • Under GCC C++ Compiler > Includes > Include paths (-I) add the path to your raylib/src folder.
  • Under MinGW C++ Linker > Libraries > Libraries (-l) add raylib and gdi32 libs.
  • Under MinGW C++ Linker > Libraries > Library search path (-L) add the path to the raylib static library which you previously builded.

Build and Run!

  • Under the tab Project Explorer (you find on the left side of the screen) right click on your project.
  • Select Build Project from the popup menu for building your project.
  • Finally right click again on your project and then select Run As > Local C/C++ Application.

Now you should be ready to go with Eclipse!

Enjoy! :)

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