C++ with Netbeans in Windows

by Michael

The C/C++ plugin in Netbeans for Windows uses the development tools found in Cygwin.

GNU C++ compiler (g++), make and gdb are found in cygwin which can be downloaded from http://cygwin.com/,

  1. Download setup.exe from the cygwin site
  2. Run setup.exe and choose to install g++, gdb and make (inside devel category)
  3. Add cygwin_dir/bin directory to environment PATH variable
  4. In Netbeans, install C/C++ plugin

See also http://www.netbeans.org/kb/60/cnd/quick-start.html