Before you can write  and cross compiling program for MIPS processor. The cross-compiler tool chain must be added to the NetBeans. Follows below steps to do it.


After Netbeans IDE started, click Tools->Options->C/C++


Click Add, give the name for this compiler, here is mips-2015.11, fills all required on the red box


Then, click Code Assistance Tab  to fill the include path for C/C++ compiler. Finally click OK you're done.