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When you first start KDevelop, you will see a pretty clean working window.
Instead of explaining all the different areas, menus, tools, etc. of KDevelop, we'll jump into the cold water and start our C++ project.
On the left side of the window, you see the Projects Toolview. You can open multiple projects within one session - your currently opened projects will be displayed in that toolview.
The upper part is basically a simple file browser where all files and build targets in your project's folder are listed.
You see that
main.cpp is listed both under your project's folder as well as under your project's
make target. This is pretty useful, as you can quickly see which files belong to which target, and which files you may have forgotten to add to a target.
The lower part of the Projects Toolview is your Projects Selection. In this area you can add or remove all projects that should be built when you click on "Build Selection". With the you can add projects from the upper part to the list, with the you can remove them. If you have multiple projects in that list, you can change the order by using the arrow buttons to the right side of the list. Very useful when you have projects with interdependencies.
You may have noticed the four icons and the text input field in the upper area. Let's go from left to right: