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Code:Blocks 13.12

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Code:Blocks is an open-source integrated development environment, designed for C++ since it gives useful and simple functionalities while working with this kind of language. This application detects the compilers of your system, so you can choose which is best for the task. It offers 20 compilers support, including those which are the most currently required.

The program is equipped with different templates that provide you with the necessary tools and utilities you need for working with OpenGL, Qt4 and DirectX, and also, it is possible to add plugins for a better development of your projects. Code:Blocks is designed to be widely customizable, and although it could be an advanced stuff for beginners, it provides users with tutorials to help you with its configuration.

The program is equipped with different templates that provide you with the necessary tools and utilities you need for working with OpenGL, Qt4 and DirectX, and also, it is possible to add plugins for a better development of your projects.

Being an open-source software makes Code:Blocks to have a complete technical support from the users who created it, one thing on its favor. If you have some problem while you install this program, you can obtain help from the official website, in which you will be able to find many forums and tutorials to assist you when you want.

How to use

Code:Blocks is based on a plugins system that you can configure with different options. The user can add functions like automatic code format or small games embedded in the environment for enhancing the available functionalities. The compilation process is very fast thanks to its high performance. Code:Blocks has taps, smart indentation, numbered lines, code completion, syntax coloring and more others.

After the download, you will be able to configure your development software with ease. At first, it will scan your PC searching a list of what compiler you should take for your task, and you will have to choose among selecting C+ or C++ programming language. It’s recommended to create an own folder for these kinds of files and your configuration will be ready. There are free manuals available to help you that you can download.

Code:Blocks 13.12 Features

Here you can find the unique features that this program includes:

  • Open source software with a vast community of users with helping forums and technical support (tutorials)
  • It supports C++ programming language
  • It is based on a plugin system
  • It supports multiple compilers such as: GCC, MSVC++, Digital Mars, Open Watcom, Borland C++5.5, etc.
  • You can import Dev-C++ projects
  • Customizable interface based on tabs

If you are interested in Code:Block and you want to know more information about this open source software, feel free to visit the developer’s website here

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements necessary to download and install this program are the following:

  • Operating System: Windows XP
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV
  • RAM Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 75 MB of free space available


For what are you going to use the program?
  • Code blocks is an essential program in creating problems using C++. It will be used for instructional purposes. Students will get familiar with the conceptual knowledge in C++ programming.

  • i'll use the program in order for me to answer my assignment correctly without any errors. We also have a practicum later and it is all about switch and I need to know if my statements are correct.

  • for learning how to write a software on C and C++ inoder to enhance my cerbural capacity. getting me ready to be the best on program writing when i get into college.

  • for education as i am a student. in Cairo University Faculty Of Engineering. Post graduated what can i write more that still there are 22 letters

  • I want to run programs on C++ for programming practice, my friends tell mr try code block for this purpose. It is enough good then turbo c etc

What similar programs have you used?
  • visual studio i have used before this it was very igh software and cannot perform better in core 2 due laptops so i decided to use code bloks

  • bloodshed was te similar softwae i used, I am a student in university of greenwich I was using development c++ but a friend advice me to use

  • turbo c++ 4.5 i was using before but now i want to use this software because i have listen much about it that it is user friendly and comfortable for programmers

  • nothing,because i am new at programming its my 1st download about,give me to download the application here.may god bless you

  • tis kind of similar program i have used are microsoft visual studio and mant other but this is the very good and ,light software for basic programming language

What do you like most about this program?
  • multi programming features available, easy to use, graphical interfaces, can programme many programs, free software, autof inish and powerful compilers


  • it guides u about your error better then any other compiler also it's easy to use and access of understandability is best,moreover our university recomende this compiler most and askit become helpful in future also

  • it so easy to use and very effective at detecting lines of codes with bugs. i also love the way it presents various element with their colors

  • i learn best from here,it any compitative software of this.i love to use it.please inform me when ever latest version laucnched in market


The best and easy way to developing all applications in both C and C++ languages by using Code: Blocks 13.12

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Thursday, August 20, 2015

To all people who are doing programming in both C and C++ languages and are looking for an application that will give you simple functionalities then look no further besides the Code Blocks. Since I stared using this application for my programming I can attest to the fact that I have been able to do it more easily and fast. This app comes with an open source IDE which helps me get any assistance for any problems experienced while doing my programming.

This app comes in handy to all users since it supports more than twenty compilers and even comes with a wide range of templates that are very useful while carrying out any kind of work. To ensure that all people are able to use this app well it comes with free tutorials to equip users with all relevant knowledge required to use it. The official site of this app is very useful while giving information on how to install the app.


  • - Offers wide range of technical support to beginners
  • - It supports a large number of compilers
  • - Ability to import projects in Dev- C++ projects


  • - Only compatible with devices running on the windows operating system
  • - Requires a lot of RAM memory to install
Ease to access guides and manuals:



The best open source free to use IDE for C++

By James Meyette

On Monday, August 4, 2014

Code::Blocks is an IDE that I use daily all of the features that it offers makes it the best C++ IDE available even better than the paid ones. When you start up on your first project (as well as every new project) you can choose from a number of different templates determined by what kind of program you are aiming to make, which will get you right into what you need to do rather than setting up the entire window structure and all that hoobla =)

Some of the features that it bolsters include but are not limited to:

support for over 20 compilers

Intuitive and easy to use Code Editor

Debugger with easy access

wxWidgets is used for the GUI designer or you can do it in a programmatic fashion

Easy user Migration from other IDE's

Custom build system which stores all of the information in XML project files

Autoversioning is also a feature that you can make use of

The software is convenient and easy to use with an intuitive user interface allowing you to get right in and get started on whatever project you need to work on.

In conclusion Code::Blocks is an amazing IDE that is free to use and it is great for all your C++ needs


  • Clean, intuitive, easy to use user interface
  • Autoversioning is included in the program


  • I have not found a way to use SVN or Git directly integrated
Ease to access guides and manuals: