Just want to ask how to create a C/C++ ide then link to a compiler? any advice?
can I use a visual studio for creating an IDE?...


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An IDE generally consists of an editor, compiler, debugging tools, etc. You seem to need just the editor part. What you can do is, use a GUI famework for making the editor. Then, invoke the compiler(In case of VC++, i think it is cl.exe).

So, invoke it as <compiler> <options> <file_to_compile>

For the GUI framework, there are many ways you can do. For eg: gtk

cl.exe can only be run on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems

That's probably an old link -- it also runs on all current versions of MS-Windows. You don't have to use vc++, there are other options such as the popular Code::Blocks with MinGW compiler.

Any GUI library will work, you can even make one as a console program. It all depends on how fancy you want to make your IDE.

Thanks guys I finally understand. If you have another Idea on how to create IDE just post it here. thanks in advance

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