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6 Ways To Make Your C++ IDE Do The Hard Work For You

6 Ways To Make Your C++ IDE Do The Hard Work For You

Hello C++ Developers,

The great thing about using a modern, professional C++ IDE is all the helpful things it can do to really inject some cool coder energy into your software developer process and help you work smarter, not harder. It’s not just the great things like code completion and context-sensitive help (which is a bit like having a senior developer looking over your shoulder whispering all their good advice), it’s all the other things that come with it like the integrated debugging and testing tools, code explorers, components, styles, menu editing helpers and so much more. Having the right C++ IDE really does help you raise your level of output quality and professionalism while taking on some of the hard work on your behalf.

We have some great C++ post in this little round-up today covering a selection of topics we think you might find helpful on your C++ coding journey. Today we explain another casting operator in C++, dynamic_cast; we also teach you to add custom properties to your new components into your C++ IDE. For beginners, we explain why menus are important in programming and how to create menus in C++. We explain another graphical effect called Reflection Effect (TReflectionEffect) in C++ Builder which can add a real sense of polish to your C++ apps. We also explain why the best C++ IDE for Windows GUI design is C++ Builder. Finally, we list 5 great C++ IDEs and compilers available to download right now.

If you are new to RAD Studio, we think these posts may help you much as a rapid introduction to programming in C++ and C++ IDE if you’re a beginner, all the way to the most robust, modern, and latest techniques for those more experienced with the language. For those who are perhaps wanting to expand their knowledge with the most up-to-date features, routines, and methodologies this is a great little boost (pun intended) to your C++ knowledge. The new RAD Studio 11C++ Builder 11, Delphi 11 are released with great new features, and according to our tests, most of the examples of LearnCPlusPlus.org are working well with the latest RADS 11.

You can see more of our C++ posts on this blog by clicking the following dynamic search link: https://blogs.embarcadero.com/?s=C%2B%2B

Here are our selections for today:

How can we use C++ Builder in modern and professional ways?

These posts are the main keys to understand the modern C++ ways to develop professional applications. Here are the topics,

  • This Is How to Use dynamic_cast in C++
  • How To Make Properties For A New FMX Component In The C++ IDE
  • Everything You Need To Know To Create Menus In C++ Builder
  • What Is The Best C++ IDE For Windows User Interface Design?
  • How To Add A Reflection Effect In A C++ App?
  • The Top 5 C++ IDE’s And Compilers Available Right Now

What kind of C++ questions are we answering?

  • What is casting in C++?
  • What is a cast operator?
  • What types of casting can be used in C++?
  • What is dynamic_cast in C++?
  • How can I use dynamic_cast in C++?
  • How can I add custom properties to my new component in an FMX application?
  • What is the syntax for the Component property?
  • How can I add a visual property to my own custom FireMonkey component that can be read or written by the Object Inspector?
  • How can I create a property that can be edited via the Object Inspector in the C++ IDE at design time and via coding at run time?
  • What is the __published: section in Classes (Type Objects) in C++ Builder?
  • What is __property?
  • Where can I use __property
  • How can I create visual menus in C++?
  • Which C++ IDE supports to create Menus easily?
  • How can I use Main Menu easily with a C++ compiler code?
  • What is TMainMenu?
  • What is TMenuItem?
  • What kind of menus I can create in C++?
  • What Is The Best C++ IDE For Windows User Interface Design?
  • Which IDE is good with UI Elements on Windows?
  • Where can I download C++ IDE with GUI support?
  • Why C++ Builder is the Best IDE for Windows GUI Design?
  • What do we mean by a reflection effect?
  • What is the the reflection effect in programming?
  • How can I use Reflection Effects easily in C++?
  • Can I add reflection to bitmap images in C++?
  • What is TReflectionEffect in C++ Builder?
  • How do I add reflection effects to components in C++ Builder?
  • What are some additional tips on adding reflections to C++ apps at design time?
  • What are the top 5 C++ IDE’s and compilers available right now?
  • What are the top 5 C++ IDE’s in 2022?
  • What are the available best C++ compilers in 2022?

What are the C++ posts which answer these questions?

Here are the post picks from LearnCPlusPlus.org,

You motivate us so much with your likes and comments on social media and here. Thank you for all your valuable comments and questions. All them help improve the quality of our future posts and new codes in these posts.

We have a lot of unique posts waiting to come. We keep adding new topics every week about C++ in general and specific topics for C++ Builder, Dev-C++, and for the other C++ compilers. Please keep following our LearnCPlusPlus.org website for the latest posts and updates. Feel free to comment and share with your colleagues, students, members – knowledge is power, and knowledge shared is empowering.

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About author

Dr. Yilmaz Yoru has 33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux, and other operating systems. He was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later, he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the same department of the same university. Since 2012, he is the founder and CEO of Esenja LLC Company. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations. He has married, and he is a father of a son.

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