File Extension Library

.CPP File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .CPP files and how to open them?

Can't open .CPP file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CPP file.

What is a .CPP file extension?

.CPP file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .CPP file is Text

.CPP is C++ Source Code 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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the C++ Source Code File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Eclipse CDT
Embarcadero Technologies C++ Builder
ES-Computing EditPlus
BloodshedSoftware Dev-C++
Apple Xcode
Eclipse CDT
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
MacroMates TextMate
Freescale CodeWarrior Development Tools
Eclipse CDT
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

How to fix problems with .CPP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CPP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CPP file format
  2. You need to check the .CPP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)