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?...


Best regards,

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