Compile a file

When you compile a file, you execute the build rules for the selected file along with any pre-compile or post-compile commands.

About this task

The Compile file menu option is available only when a file (or multiple files) is selected in the project view. Having any non-file node selected disables the Compile file menu option.


  1. Select one or more files in the Projects view.

    To select multiple files, press the CTRL key as you select the files.

  2. Select Build > Compile File from the top menu.
    Alternatively, you can right-click a file and select Compile File.

The selected files are compiled, in accordance to the build rules established for the selected files, along with any pre-compile or post-compile commands specified for the files.