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<title>Console view</title>
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<h1>Console view</h1>

<p>The <img src="../images/command_link.png" border="0" alt="" > <a class="command-link" href='javascript:executeCommand("org.eclipse.ui.views.showView(org.eclipse.ui.views.showView.viewId=org.eclipse.ui.console.ConsoleView)")'>Console</a> view displays the output of a process and allows you to provide keyboard input to a process. There are numerous consoles available, see the Open Console dropdown list for those available to you. </p>
<p><img border="0" src="../images/view_console.png" alt="Console View"></p>

The output console shows several different kinds of text, each in a different color:
<p></p>
<ul>
<li>Standard output</li>
<li>Standard error</li>
<li>Standard input</li>
</ul>
<p>Build console provides also highlighting of build problems. You can use double-click on a highlighted line
to open code in an editor when error parsers are able to determine file and line from build output.
</p> 
<p>You can choose the different colors for these kinds of text on the <a href="cdt_u_console_pref.htm">Console</a> preferences panel.
</p>

<h2>Console view toolbar</h2>
<p>The table below lists the toolbar options displayed in the <strong>Console</strong> view. Note that toolbar options may differ between the various consoles.</p>

<table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" bordercolor="#DDDDDD"  width="600px">
	<colgroup>
		<col width="5%" valign="top" >
		<col width="20%" valign="top" >
		<col width="75%" valign="top" >
	</colgroup>
 	<thead>
 		<tr>
			<th>Icon</th>
			<th>Name</th>	
			<th>Description</th>
		</tr>
	 </thead>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_next_error.png" alt="next error icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Next Error</td>
		<td valign="top">Show the next error in the Console view.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_prev_error.png" alt="previous error icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Previous Error</td>
		<td valign="top">Show the previous error in the Console view.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_show_error.png" alt="show error icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Show Error in Editor</td>
		<td valign="top">Toggle to synchronize the selected error with the Editor view (default).</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_save_output_file.png" alt="save output file icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Copy Build Log</td>
		<td valign="top">Copy build output to file.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_con_scroll_lock.png" alt="Scroll Lock icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Scroll Lock</td>
		<td valign="top">Toggles the Scroll Lock.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_clear_console.png" alt="Clear Console icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Clear Console</td>
		<td valign="top">Clears the current console.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_con_pin.png" alt="Pin Console icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Pin Console</td>
		<td valign="top">Forces the Console view to remain on top of other views in the window area.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_con_disp_console.png" alt="Display Selected Console icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Display Selected Console</td>
		<td valign="top">If multiple consoles are open, you can select the one to display from a list.</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td align="center" valign="top"><img src="../images/icon_open_console.png" alt="open Console icon"></td>
		<td valign="top">Open Console</td>
		<td valign="top">Opens a new console to display the log for: <br>
		<ul>
			<li>New Console View</li>
			<li>Program Output Console</li>
			<li>Windows Program Output Console</li>
			<li>CVS, and others based on installed features</li>
		</ul></td>
	</tr>

</table>

<h2>Console view context menu</h2>
<p>When you right-click in the <strong>Console</strong> view
(or when you press <strong>Shift+F10</strong> when the focus is on the <strong>Console</strong> view),
you see one or more of the following options in a context menu depending on the console view visible:
</p>

<table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" bordercolor="#DDDDDD" width="600px">
	<colgroup>
		<col width="30%" valign="top" >
		<col width="70%" valign="top" >
	</colgroup>
 	<thead>
 		<tr>
			<th>Name</th>
			<th>Description</th>
		</tr>
	 </thead>
 	<tr>
		<td><strong>Clear</strong></td>
		<td>Clears the current console.</td>
	 </tr>
	<tr valign="top" >
		<td><strong>Editor options: Cut, Copy, Paste, Select All</strong></td>
		<td>These options perform the standard edit operations. Which options are available depends on where the focus is in the <strong>Console</strong> view. For example, you cannot paste text into the program output, but you can paste text to the bottom of the file.</td>
	</tr>
 	<tr>
		<td><strong>Go to Line</strong></td>
		<td>Opens a dialog that moves the focus to the line you specify. The dialog also indicates the total number of lines in the console buffer.</td>
	 </tr>
 	<tr>
		<td><strong>Find/Replace...</strong></td>
		<td>Opens a <strong>Find/Replace</strong> dialog that operates only on the text in the <strong>Console</strong> view.</td>
	 </tr>
 	<tr>
		<td><strong>Open Link</strong></td>
		<td>Select to follow a detected hyperlink in any console view that supports. For example, the CVS console.</td>
	 </tr>
 	<tr>
		<td><strong>Scroll Lock</strong></td>
		<td>Toggles the Scroll Lock.</td>
	 </tr>
</table>

<p><img src="../images/ngref.gif" ALT="Related references" width="143" height="21">
<br><a href="../reference/cdt_o_views.htm">C/C++ Views and Editors</a>
<br><a href="../tasks/cdt_t_proj_error_parser.htm">Filtering errors</a>
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