Published on February 3, 2018 by ProgrammingKnowledge

In this video I am going to show, How to Set Up C++ Development With Visual Studio Code on Windows 10. We will use MinGW with VS code as our compiler and debugging tool. So First I will show How to install mingw. The we will see how to create, build and compile our first C++ Program on VScode.

With an updated VS Code you can do it in the following manner:

Hit (Ctrl+P) and type:

ext install cpptools
Open a folder (Ctrl+K & Ctrl+O) and create a new file inside the folder with the extension .cpp (ex: main.cpp):

Type in your code and hit save.

Press (Ctrl+Shift+P and type, Configure task runner and then select other at the bottom of the list.

{
“version”: “2.0.0”,
“tasks”: [
{
“label”: “build hello world”,
“type”: “shell”,
“command”: “g++”,
“args”: [
“-g”, “helloworld.cpp”
],
“group”: {
“kind”: “build”,
“isDefault”: true
}
}
]
}
Hit (Ctrl+Shift+B to run Build task. This will create the .obj and .exe files for the project.

For debugging the project, Hit F5 and select C++(Windows).

In launch.json file, edit the following line and save the file:
Below is an example using the MinGW GDB debugger:

{
“version”: “0.2.0”,
“configurations”: [
{
“name”: “(gdb) Launch”,
“type”: “cppdbg”,
“request”: “launch”,
“program”: “${workspaceFolder}/a.exe”,
“args”: [],
“stopAtEntry”: false,
“cwd”: “${workspaceFolder}”,
“environment”: [],
“externalConsole”: true,
“MIMode”: “gdb”,
“miDebuggerPath”: “C:\mingw\bin\gdb.exe”,
“setupCommands”: [
{
“description”: “Enable pretty-printing for gdb”,
“text”: “-enable-pretty-printing”,
“ignoreFailures”: true
}
],
“preLaunchTask”: “build hello world”
}
]
}

Hit F5.

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Pc Expert Z
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Pc Expert Z
15 days 16 hours ago

thanks for that video 🙂

Cyber Sploit
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Cyber Sploit
15 days 16 hours ago

Very NYC

Diky Diwo
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Diky Diwo
15 days 19 hours ago

Easy way just install code runner extension, and then use ctrl + alt + n to compile it. marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=formulahendry.code-runner

Arti Gupta
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Arti Gupta
15 days 19 hours ago

Wow nice video I like it

Graham Meek
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Graham Meek
15 days 23 hours ago

What version of visual studio are you using?

Koname Tecnologia
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Koname Tecnologia
16 days 8 minutes ago

please teach developing an entire app in c ++ and qt, it does not exist on the internet and it is so amazing ..

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