.CPP File Extension

C++ Source Code File

CPP files contain source code in C++. C++ adds features like object oriented programming to C language. CPP files can have variable declarations, functions, references to resources, and comments. To o...

General Information

Title CPP File Extension
Extension .cpp
Full Form C++ Source Code File
File Type Source Code File
Developer Bjarne Stroustrup
MIME Type text/x-c++src

File Function

Primary Function Contain C++ code
Additional Functions Compile into executable
Features Object-oriented, Compiled

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on code
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
Game Development Yes
System Programming Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code vulnerabilities
Best Practices Regular audits, Secure coding

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1985
ISO Standard ISO/IEC 14882

Associated Types

Header Files .h, .hpp
Object Files .o, .obj
Related Extensions .c, .h, .cxx, .cc

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visual Studio Free, Paid Windows, Mac
GCC Free Multiple platforms
Clang Free Multiple platforms
Code::Blocks Free Windows, Mac, Linux