Create a Makefile to build outside of the IDE
To create a Makefile that can be launched outside the IDE:
- In the Target Navigator view, select a project, right-click, and then select Properties.
- On the left, select C/C++ Build.
- On the right, verify that the Generate Makefiles automatically and the options Expand Env. Variable Refs in Makefiles in the group Makefile generation are selected.
- On the left, expand C/C++ Build, and select Tool chain editor.
- In the Current builder list, select the external make builder.
- Specify any other desirable options for properties on the other panels.
The IDE generates a number of .mk files, and a top-level Makefile for each processed configuration (the last one in the configuration folder). You can process this Makefile from command line using the make utility:
make -f [configuration]/makefile [target]
- Every time any configuration is changed, updated, or deleted, you need to refresh the make infrastructure either by regenerating the Makefiles, or changing the existing files manually.
Last modified: 2013-12-21