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.CPP File Extension

File TypeC++ Source Code File

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What is a CPP file?

A CPP file is a source code file written in C++, a popular programming language that adds features such as object-oriented programming to C. It can be a standalone program or one of many files references in a development project. CPP files must be compiled by a C++ compiler for the target platform before run.

More Information

CPP files are most commonly edited with programs that provide syntax highlighting. You can still open CPP files using any text editor, but programs that provide syntax highlighting, auto completion, and other helpful tools are most often used.

C++ is one of the most popular programming languages and therefore CPP files are very common.

Common CPP Filenames

main.cpp - The source code filename typically used for the main() function of a C++ program, where the program begins execution.

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Programs that open CPP files
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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Eclipse IDE for C Developers
Embarcadero Technologies C++ Builder
ES-Computing EditPlus
BloodshedSoftware Dev-C++
Apple Xcode
Eclipse IDE for C Developers
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
MacroMates TextMate
Freescale CodeWarrior Development Tools
Eclipse IDE for C Developers
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Updated 8/24/2016

.CPP Extension Information

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