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C++ Application Development with Code::Blocks

By : BIPLAB MODAK, Biplab Kumar Modak
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C++ Application Development with Code::Blocks

By: BIPLAB MODAK, Biplab Kumar Modak

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)


C++ Development with Code::Blocks is a concise and practical guide for application development using C++ and Code::Blocks. This book gives you several examples and step-by-step guides to begin with and then gradually progress to complex application development with C++. It also cleverly uses tutorials to elaborate Code::Blocks features for the readers. This book covers Code::Blocks Version 12.11. However, tutorials will be applicable to newer releases.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Getting Started with Code::Blocks, will help us to install Code::Blocks on Windows and Linux.

Chapter 2, App Development with Code::Blocks, will help us to develop a simple app, to develop an app as a project, using external libraries with project, and concept of the workspace.

Chapter 3, App Debugging with Code::Blocks, explains the debugger related features offered by Code::Blocks and also to debug single and multiple apps.

Chapter 4, Windows App Development with Code::Blocks, describes how to develop apps using Code::Blocks for the Windows operating system. We will also learn to use wxWidgets and the way to use it for developing cross-platform apps.

Chapter 5, Programming Assignment, explains how to develop an app from scratch using Code::Blocks. We will look at a completed app, dissect it, and then develop it using Code::Blocks.

Appendix, discusses some advanced features of Code::Blocks. We will also learn about documentation generation, exporting source file, and so on in this chapter.

What you need for this book

The following software is required to learn and follow examples demonstrated in the book:

  • Code::Blocks version 12.11.

  • wxWidgets version 2.9.5

  • conio2 library

A compiled copy of the wxWidgets library and conio2 library is provided with this book for your convenience.

Who this book is for

The target audience of this book is C/C++ developers. Prior knowledge of C/C++ compiler is required. This book is suitable for developers who want to learn about Code::Blocks and app development in C++ using it.


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