Manually enabling C++0x / C++11 in NetBeans.
C++0x / C++11 is not officially supported by NetBeans. However, most features of the new C++ standard can be used after enabling it in the project options:
- open the Project Options,
- select the category “C++ Compiler” under “Build”,
-std=c++0xto the Additional Options of the Command Line. If you want to keep the GNU extensions, then you should add
This adds support for the latest C++ standard when invoking the g++ compiler. To add support for C++0x / C++11 in the IDE, you need to:
- open the Options in the Tool menu,
- select the C/C++ icon
- select the tab “Code Assistance”
- select the sub-tab “C++”
According to the NetBeans release notes, version 7.1 will have partial support for C++0x / C++11 (e.g. support for the auto keyword). Be aware that no compiler/IDE has complete support for C++0x / C++11 yet. For a list of new features in C++11, you can read this very readable document of the C++ inventor Bjarne Stroustrup: C++11 FAQ.