If you're someone like me that rarely reads instructions when installing an application then you might definitely meet with the problem I got today and I want to tell you, this might come in handy 👍 .
Initially, I've been a DevC++ application fan and if I was doing anything C i.e the CS50 courses, I would definitely use DevC++ for my C programs.
But today I got the error of Source file not compiled for the very first time, got all sweaty, and thanks to StackOverflow, I managed to get a solution which was installing CodeBlocks.
I just went right on to CodeBlocks, got the 1st .exe file I could find & installed(clicked Next, Next, finish) without reading through.
I open my C program files and on running:-
Source file not compiling dialog box
- I came across a guide to installing and configuring CodeBlocks and I figured I really didn't install the setup right.
Win + R, type control, uninstall CodeBlocks, Restarted my PC
and now I was ready to follow the instructions in the above link but still, I didn't reach the part that Enables me to have a "GNU GCC Compiler".
I did the above step for over 4 times but still i got the same error 😞 .
Now I started playing with every option in the toolbar till I found a solution 👏 .
👉 This will only work if you have set your Environment variables like in the link in step 1 or can use these simple steps below:-
- Win + E, file explore opens up
- Go to This PC
- Right-click This PC, click on properties
- On your left, click Advanced system settings
- click on Environment Variables
- Under System variables, click Path then Edit...
- Browse for the C:\Program Files\CodeBlocks\MinGW\bin according to which drive you installed the application.
Now that your Environment variables are set, open your CodeBlocks application to setup my "GNU GCC Compiler" as shown below:-
Well, good job on solving that one, Happy Coding 😄 and Thanks for your time 😎 .