Installing MinGW Compiler with NetBeans (IDE)

  • Download and install the MinGW Compiler.
  • In the NetBeans IDE, click on Tools>Options.
  • Go to the C/C++ tab.
  • Click on Add under Tool Collection.
  • Select the directory where MinGW is installed. It will in most cases be C:/MinGW/bin.
  • Now download and install MSYS. Identify the directory in which MinGW is installed as C:/MinGW to the MSYS installer.
  • Open the file browser next to the Make Command, and select the make.exe in the directory where MSYS is installed.
  • Restart the IDE.

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