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Eclipse CDT search entire project for includes

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Hi all,

I recently started using eclipse indigo with CDT 8.0 to edit a C++ project. However, whenever i try to build the project it complains that includes cannot be found. The src folder has many subfolders, and some of them have subfolders. The problem apparently is that the compiler does not look in other subfolders for matches for include statements. Since I would rather not edit all include statements to have the full path or add all subfolders in the include directories in the properties, I was wondering if there is an option to instruct the compiler to search the entire project. Also, shouldn't it be doing this already?

Sep 11 '11 #1
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Right click your on your project in the tree (project explorer) and select properties.

Select "C++ General" -> "Paths and Symbols"

The first tab, already selected, is the "includes" tab where you can enter your include directories.
Sep 12 '11 #2

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I know, but why do I have to specify the subfolders of the project itself? There are quite a lot of them. Can't eclipse search the subfolders of the project on it's own? Do I really have to include all of them manually?
Oct 11 '11 #3

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No it is quite normal in a C++ environment for you to have to specify your include directories explicitly.
Oct 12 '11 #4

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