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Old 06-14-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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Running GUI wxWidgets program on eclipse

Hello everybody,
I have followed instruction at
to configure eclipse to compile wxWidgets library.

When eclipse compiles the program, it doesn't create the executable file, although it doesn't find any errors and everything seems to be fine.

Here is the output of eclipse when compiling:

**** Build of configuration Debug for project practice ****

make -k all 
Building file: ../chapter3.cpp
Invoking: GCC C++ Compiler
g++ -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGE_FILES -D__WXGTK__ -pthread -I/usr/lib/wx/include/gtk2-unicode-release-2.8 -I/usr/include/wx-2.8 -O0 -g3 -Wall -c -fmessage-length=0 -MMD -MP -MF"chapter3.d" -MT"chapter3.d" -o"chapter3.o" "../chapter3.cpp"
Finished building: ../chapter3.cpp
Building target: practice
Invoking: GCC C++ Linker
wx-config --libs g++  -o"practice"  ./chapter3.o   
-pthread   ++ -opractice ./chapter3.o -lwx_gtk2u_g++-2.8 -lwx_gtk2u_-opractice-2.8 -lwx_gtk2u_./chapter3.o-2.8 -lwx_baseu-2.8 
Finished building target: practice
Build complete for project practice

I compiled the same program using the following command on console and I could see the program running.

g++ chapter3.cpp `wx-config --libs` `wx-config --cxxflags` -o chapter
Has anyone had the same problem?
Old 06-23-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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It looks like the linker command is set to "`wx-config --libs` g++" rather than "g++ `wx-config --libs`".
You can change it in the project's properties by selecting "C/C++ Build" then the "Tool Settings" tab and clicking on "GCC C++ Linker". You should see a field called "Command" which should read "g++ `wx-config --libs`".
Old 06-23-2007, 01:49 PM   #3
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great!!! I should have done this more carefully indeed.

You really helped someone with your first post. Keep going.

Thank you very much.


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