Creating a makefile

If you have created a Standard Make C/C++ Project, you need to provide a makefile.

When you build a project, output from make is displayed in the Console view. Makefile actions are displayed in the Make Targets view.

To create a makefile:

  1. In the C++ Projects view, right-click a project, and select New > File.
    New > File in Projects View
  2. In the File name box, type makefile.
  3. In the list of projects, verify that the correct project is selected.
  4. Click Finish.
    New File Wizard
  5. The C/C++ editor opens. Type makefile instructions in the C/C++ editor.
    Editor view with a sample code
  6. Click File > Save.

Related concepts
Working with C/C++ project files

Related tasks
Displaying C/C++ file components in the C/C++ Projects view
Hiding files by type in the C/C++ Projects view

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