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Welcome: C Essential Training
Welcome: C Essential Training

A complete reference to learning C, from variables to functions and loops, including an exploration of the C Standard Library.

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Skill Level Beginner
7h 22m
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Q: How do I configure a C compiler in Windows?

To configure a C compiler for Eclipse in Windows, follow these steps:
2) Open the resulting mingw-get-setup.exe file and click Continue until you get to the Installation Manager.
3) Select mingw32-base and choose Mark for Installation.
4) Under the Installation menu, choose Apply Changes and then Apply. Wait for the process to complete.
5) Open Eclipse and navigate to the Preferences option under the Window menu.
6) Under C/C++, find the New C/C++ Project Wizard option. For the Hello World ANSI C Project option, choose the MinGW GCC toolchain, and click Make toolchain(s) preferred. Press OK.
7) To create a new project, select the File menu and choose New C Project.
8) In the Project Type area, choose Hello World ANSI C Project, and specify a project name. Press Finish. This will create a .c file inside a folder named “src.”
9) Open the exercise file and copy and paste the contents into the .c file created inside of your project, replacing the contents.

Q: How do I use the exercise files on a Windows machine?

A: On Windows, the exercise files require a change to the compiler settings to enable C99 support. To change the compiler settings, follow these steps:

    1)    Right-click on the .c file and choose Properties.
    2)    Under C/C++ Build and Settings, change the Command value to 
“gcc -std=c99”. Click OK.

Skills covered in this course
Developer Programming Languages C

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