Install CodeBlocks on Windows and Mac

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Install CodeBlocks on Windows and Mac

This tutorial explains how to install Codeblocks on your local environment or PC with Windows, Mac, or on Linux.

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This tutorial explains how to install Codeblocks on your local environment or PC with Windows, Mac, or on Linux.

CodeBlocks is a cross-platform, open-source, free IDE that supports GCC, Visual C++, and Clang compilers. Codeblocks was developed in C++ using wxWidgets for Windows and Linux as the GUI toolkit. It is oriented towards C, C++, and Fortran with custom build system support.

Install CodeBlocks IDE on Windows

  • Visit codeblocks.org. Click Download from the menu, then click on download the binary release.
  • Go to your operating platform section (e.g., Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8.x / 10), then download the installer with GCC Compiler, e.g., codeblocks-17.12mingw-setup.exe or Click here to download.
  • Double-click to run the downloaded installer and click Next on the pop-up window. Now click on “I Agree” to accept the license agreement.

  • On the new pop-up, don’t do anything, just click Next and then change the installation directory if you want (default directory recommended). Click Install.

  • Wait for a minute for installation to complete. A new pop-up asks you to run Codeblocks. Click YES, and then it shows the compiler Codeblocks detected. Click OK.

  • Now we have installed Codeblocks on windows.

We need to verify the Compiler and Debugger path (this step is optional).

  • Go to menu options and click on Settings >> Compiler. In the selected compiler, by default, it shows GNU GCC Compiler. Now select the “Toolchain Executables” tab from the below tabs and check the Compiler’s Installation Directory is set to “C:\Program Files\codeblocks\MinGW.
  • Similarly, for debugger path: Settings >> Debugger >> GDB/CDB debugger >> Default. In Executable, the path should be C:\Program Files\codeblocks\MinGW\bin\gdb.exe or C:\MinGW\bin\gdb.exe if you have installed MinGW compiler before installing Codeblocks.

Note: If you encountered problems running the debugger with CodeBlocks, do a clean installation. Uninstall Codeblocks and then first install MinGW and then install Codeblocks.

Thanks for reading!

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