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    Hi all

    I am a c++ noob and I want some help to begin. I am using Dev C++, which is supposed to have a class browser which I cannot find. Can you help?
    Also I want to ask if there is a downloable html version of the c++ api. There is one for java so there must be one for c++.

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    Can't help with Dev-C++. Isn't that like five years old now and a dead project?

    Anyway, download Thinking in C++ and start with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixalissen View Post
    I am a c++ noob and I want some help to begin. I am using Dev C++, which is supposed to have a class browser which I cannot find. Can you help?
    Also I want to ask if there is a downloable html version of the c++ api. There is one for java so there must be one for c++.
    TOOLS -> Editor Options -> Class Browsing

    And I still use DevC++ I have version 4.992, I knows its as old as cats now but its still very compliant and the only downside i hate about it is it's non-exsistant debugger.

    I usually use VC++ 2003.net for larger projects.
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    >> There is one for java so there must be one for c++.
    Nope. No official one at least. You can purchase a copy of the standard, but that is not a reference and would be difficult to use as one. There are online websites for different vendors that do a good job of covering the standard library API, but none that I've found that are as easy to use as the Java API and I don't know if they're downloadable.

    Dinkumware's latest online documentation is pretty thorough. I also use the sgi site when looking up things from what is called the STL. cppreference.com is another good reference that isn't as complete as the vendor websites.

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    I am using Dev C++, which is supposed to have a class browser which I cannot find.
    In order to use the class browser in DevC++, you have to either 1) install it when you initially install DevC++ (it asks you about this) or 2) under one of the settings menus (forget which one) it asks you, among other things, if you'd like to enable the class browser, code completion, etc.

    My experience with the DevC++ class browser is that it can be a bit buggy at times. The theory is that whatever files you have "open" the respective info will appear in the class browser (although, this isn't always the case). If you actually create a "project" you might have better luck with the browser. That's been my experience.

    Let me offer a few suggestions:

    If ( you are going to program for linux/unix )

    -use DevC++ as a mere text editor and familiarize yourself with creating your own Makefiles. Also consider installing linux on your pc

    else ( you plan on doing windows programming )

    -use VisualStudio.


    If you're just beginning, and you want to get simple "hello world" apps up and running, either way will suffice. Heck, you could use notepad to write your code if you'd like.
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