Common problems and solutions
This page contains many of the common problems Code::Blocks users may run into and their solutions.
I cannot use the debugger
All the options in the debug menu are grayed out.
Note: Code:Blocks only supports the GNU GDB and MSVC CDB debuggers.
Multi-targets library and executable ignore interdependence
My project contains a two targets: static/dynamic library and an executable that links to it. Code::Blocks does not
- build the library first.
- force relink if the library is changed.
Open Project->Properties...->Build targets (tab) and select the executable. Click Dependencies... and add the name of the library (including its relative path) to External dependency files.
I want to report compile problem abc
Every time I build my project xyz, compile problem abc happens, and I want to report it on the forums as a Code::Blocks bug.
Try building the project from command line. If the same error comes up, it is a problem with either the source file, the compiler, or the compiler setup. If this is the case, you are unlikely to receive support for it on the Code::Blocks forums, however, How do I troubleshoot an compiler problem? may help.
If it works fine building from command line, it is either a problem with your project or Code::Blocks' setup, or possibly an actual bug. When posting this problem, include the name of your compiler, operating system, Code::Blocks version, compiler log (go to Settings->Compiler and debugger...->Build options (tab) and check Save build log and Always output the full command line), and, if it caused Code::Blocks to crash, the codeblocks.RPT file (located in the Code::Blocks installation directory).
Template: Paste the following template into your post, editing the relevant sections.
OS = MyOperatingSystem CB Version = Code::BlocksVersionNumber Compiler = CompilerName CompilerVersionNumber Description of relevant events. Build log: [code] Paste build log here [/code] Crash report: [code] If Code::Blocks crashed, paste the contents of codeblocks.RPT here. [/code]