Running and debugging for the first time

The Run and Debug menu items appear in the C/C++ perspective by default, but they may not appear in all perspectives. You'll need the Run > Run… menu item to set up a launch configuration.

To include the menu item into your current perspective:
  1. From the main menu, select Window > Customize Perspective .
  2. Select the Commands tab.
  3. Select the Launch checkbox in the Available command groups list if it is not currently selected for you.

    Customize Perspective - Commands

  4. Click OK.
Related concepts
What is a launch configuration?
Types of launch configurations
Running and debugging subsequent times
Setting execution options
Related tasks
Debugging a program the first time