How to Download and Install C++ IDE on Windows

What is Dev-C++?

Dev-C++, developed by Bloodshed Software, is a fully-featured graphical IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for C and C++ programming. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License for programming in C and C++.

How to Download and Install Dev C++ on Windows

There are many compilers available for C++ programming. You can download anyone. Here, we are going to use Dev C++. It will work for both C++ and C programming languages.

To install Dev C++ software, you need to follow the following steps.

Step 1) First you must download the Dev C++ on your Windows machine. Visit to Download Dev C++:

Step 2) There are packages for different Operating Systems.

Install Dev C++

Step 3) Under package Dev-C++ 5.0 ( with Mingw/GCC 3.4.2 compiler and GDB 5.2.1 debugger (9.0 MB) Click on the link “Download from SourceForge”.

Install Dev C++

Step 4) This package will download C++ .exe file for Windows that can be used to install on Windows 7/8/XP/Vista/10.

Install Dev C++

Step 5) You will direct to SourceForge website, and your C++ download will start automatically.

  • Click on save button to save. By default, it is saved in “Downloads” folder.
  • After the download completes, go to the saved .exe file and click on it to Run.
  • The installer will ask you a language to select. Select “English” and click on “OK”.

Install Dev C++

  • Then screen for license agreement will appear. Click on “I agree” to proceed further.

Install Dev C++

Step 6) In this step,

  1. You can see different components of Dev C++ that will be installed with this package.
  2. Just click on “next” button.

Install Dev C++

Step 7) In this step,

  1. By default, the destination folder is in C drive. You are free to change this destination folder but make sure you have enough memory.
  2. Click on “Install” button.

Install Dev C++

In the next screen, installation begins

Install Dev C++

Now, Dev C++ is installed successfully on your Windows. Select ” Run Dev C++” to run it and click on ” Finish” button.

Install Dev C++

That’s it! Now you are ready to compile your C or C++ programs with Dev C++ compiler.

Features Of Dev-C++ IDE

Here are some important features of Dev-C++ IDE:

  • Dev-C++ IDE allows us to use integrated debugging using GDB.
  • Localization feature that provides support for multiple languages.
  • Offers editing and compiling the resource files.
  • It has a inbuilt find and replace facility.
  • Helps you to create your own project templates to create project types.
  • It offers support for class browser as well as debug variable browser.
  • Provides project manager feature that helps you to manage various projects.
  • Provides CVS support for source code management.