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How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows

Developing applications are easy and you should start by installing the build tools and C++ compiler for Windows such as C++ Builder. C++ Builder and the RAD Studio IDE is a C++ application development tool for the Windows 11, 10 and 8

What can I do with a C++ compiler?

The C++ Programming language is one of the most widely available languages that can be downloaded easily. This means users can develop their small applications for different platforms free. If you want to implement small projects for analysis and calculations without GUIs and many other features, most small compilers will do just fine. If you want to migrate from building simple executable code to complex professional applications, we highly recommend using the Community Editions which are free to use, and then you can switch to a professional C++ compiler for Windows with an advanced IDE. Note that although the IDE only works on Windows, apps you create and compile with it can run on Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android!

Why install a C++ build tool?

What to Install Microsoft C++ Build Tool ?

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If you are new to C++ and want to compile code for the first time we recommend you try the free C++ Builder Community Edition for students, beginners, and startups. C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C and C++ IDE for building simple or professional applications on the Windows, macOS, iOS & Android operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files, and LSP support for code. C++ Builder comes with Rapid Application Development Studio, also known as RAD Studio, and C++ Builder is one of the most professional IDE’s that work under RAD Studio. It is the oldest IDE (it began as Borland TurboC in 1990 and was later renamed Borland C++ Builder). Under the Embarcadero brand, it comes with new versions, features, updates, and support. RAD Studio’s C++ Builder version comes with the award-winning VCL framework for high-performance native Windows apps and the powerful FireMonkey (FMX) framework for cross-platform UIs. More details about C++ Builder & RAD Studio for the beginners can be found in Official Wiki of Rad Studio.

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - screenshot of a responsive design

What do I have if I build tools and a C++ compiler for Windows?

Here are the features of the C++ Builder CE version;

  • Build Windows and iOS C++ Applications 10x Faster with Less Code.
  • C++Builder Community Edition provides you with an integrated toolchain and professional-level developer tools from Day 1
  • Featuring Clang-enhanced compiler, Dinkumware standard library, MSBuild/CMake/Ninja support, and popular libraries like Boost and Eigen.
  • Develop Windows and iOS applications with a single codebase and responsive UI
  • Enjoy the award winning Visual Designer using the C++Builder VCL and FireMonkey frameworks for maximum productivity
  • Built-in Debugging Tools that allow you to debug on any device
  • Build database apps with local/embedded capabilities
  • Hundreds of included components to enhance your app and reduce development cycles
  • Direct access to InterBase, SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Anywhere, Advantage DB, Firebird, Access, Informix, MongoDB, and more.
  • Licensed for use until your individual revenue from C++Builder applications or company revenue reaches $5,000 US or your development team expands to more than 5 developers

How to install C++ compiler and build tools?

Installing C++ Builder is very easy. You don’t need extra installations and setting some parameters via code editors, from the DOS window etc. C++ Builder / RAD Studio Installer is a small and safe application that installs all IDE and Compiler packages including libraries, headers, compilers, official tools.

C++ Builder CE is the easiest and fastest C & C++ IDE for developing simple or professional applications on different operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files and LSP support. C++ Builder comes with Rapid Application Development Studio, also knowns as RAD Studio, and C++ Builder is one of the most professional IDEs that work under RAD Studio.

You can download the free C++ Builder Community Edition here: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter.Professional developers can use the Professional, Architect or Enterprise versions of C++ Builder. Please visit https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder.

Steps To Install the C++ compiler for Windows

Here are some steps to Install C++ Builder,

  1. Complete the form with a valid e-mail address to register to download C++ Builder. This will add you as a developer to use Embarcadero products.
How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - an image of the registration form

2. Download the RAD Studio Installer to install Embarcadero Developer Tools like C++ Builder and/or Delphi. Installer file name may be like RADStudio_11_1_esd_10_8973.exe. It is about 160 MB file.

3. Run RAD Studio Installer executable file, if you see a warning about the executable select Yes to run this application.

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - an image of the Windows elevation prompt

4.Select your language to Install as below and pres OK,

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - choosing the language

5. In the next windows your should agree to RAD Studio License Agreement and Privacy Policy. Select check box that says you agree to the RAD Studio License Agreement and Privacy Policy. Don’t forget to read them before you agree ! Press Next.

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - agreeing agree to what is meant by the agreement

6. If you want to test for 30 days, select first option to use trial version. If you have serial key select second option to use your serial key and if you have slip or reg file choose the last option as in this example below,

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - selecting the serial number

7. For example, If you have product serial enter your serial number for the RAD Studio or C++ Builder then fill your e-mail and Password as same as you registered above. Be sure that you are connected to the internet and all information you enter are correct.

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows entering the registration details

8. Wait little bit to be confirmed online and choose C++ Builder platforms that you want to develop. Here is a example below,

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - selecting the platforms you want to install

9. Go to Additional options, you can also choose additional option. Fonts, Samples and Help is highly required. Other might be needed depends on your projects and its OS platforms.

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - additional installation options

10. During the installation maintain your internet connection. For example if you have weak WiFi connection or if you are installing when you travel you may have inter disconnections that may cause your installation fail. In this situation we highly recommend uninstall all and reinstall it.

11. If you installed successfully you will see Installation Operation Successful message at the end. Now you can run your RAD Studio / C++ Builder. If you installed the latest version there will be welcome screen.

How To Install Build Tools And C++ Compiler For Windows - the IDE welcome page

Still if you have problems during Installation or if you are installing C++ Builder CE version here is a video how to install C++ Builder CE version,

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C++ Builder CE is the easiest and fastest C & C++ IDE for developing simple or professional applications on different operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files and LSP support. C++ Builder comes with Rapid Application Development Studio, also knowns as RAD Studio, and C++ Builder is one of the most professional IDEs that work under RAD Studio.

You can download the free C++ Builder Community Edition here: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter.Professional developers can use the Professional, Architect or Enterprise versions of C++ Builder. Please visit https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder.


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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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