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<h1>Perspectives available to C/C++ developers</h1>

<p>A perspective is a layout of <a href="cdt_c_views.htm">views</a> (development tools) in the Workbench window. 
Each type of perspective is a combination of views, menus, and toolbars that enable you to perform a particular task.
For example, the C/C++ perspective has views that are organized to help you develop C/C++ programs; 
the <strong>Debug</strong> perspective has views that enable you to debug those programs.
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<p>To Open the C/C++ Perspective, select Window > Open Perspective > Other...  and select C/C++</p>


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<strong>Selecting / Opening Views:</strong> 
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	<li>You can add views to a perspective. From the menu bar choose <strong>Window &gt; Show View &gt; Other</strong> and select a new view from the <strong>Show View</strong> dialog.</li>
	<li>To reset the current perspective to its original layout, from the menu bar choose <strong>Window &gt; Reset Perspective</strong>.</li>
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<p>The C/C++ development tools contribute the following perspectives to the workbench:
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<h3>C/C++ perspective views</h3>

<p>This perspective is tuned for working with C/C++ projects. 
By default it consists of an editor area and the following views:
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<li>Project Explorer</li>
<li>Console</li>
<li>Properties</li>
<li>Problems</li>
<li>Tasks</li>
<li>Make Targets</li>
<li>Outline</li>
<li>Search</li>
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<h3>Debug perspective views</h3>

<p>This perspective is tuned for debugging your C/C++ program. 
By default it includes an editor area and the following views:
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<li>Debug</li>
<li>Variables</li>
<li>Breakpoints</li>
<li>Expressions</li>
<li>Registers</li>
<li>Memory</li>
<li>Display (for use with JDT only)</li>
<li>Outline</li>
<li>Console</li>
<li>Tasks</li>
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<h3>Other Perspectives</h3>

<p>In addition to the perspectives named above and the
<span class="guilabel">Resource</span> perspective (which you see when you first start Eclipse), 
Eclipse also has perspectives that are tuned to other types of development:
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<ul>
<li>Java</li>
<li>Java Browsing</li>
<li>Plug-in Development.</li>
<li>CVS Repository Exploring</li>
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 <p><img border="0" src="../images/ngconcepts.gif" ALT="Related concepts" width="143" height="21">
<br><a href="cdt_c_views.htm">Views in the C/C++ perspective</a>
<br><a href="cdt_o_dbg_concepts.htm">Debug Concepts</a>
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<p><img border="0" src="../images/ngtasks.gif" ALT="Related tasks" width="143" height="21">
<br><a href="../tasks/cdt_t_add_brkpnts.htm">Adding breakpoints</a>
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<br><a href="../reference/cdt_u_console_view.htm">Console view</a>
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