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    Okay, I downloaded the msdn library when I got visual C# and C++ studio express '08. I can look through it find by going through the index, but when I go to the search, no matter what I search for, even when I know there is something in the local library, it always shows up as having 0 results. , but of course the online library works fine.

    This is generally not a problem, but when I F1 selected items, I hate to wait several seconds for it to look it up as opposed to almost instantly.

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    The express version of the help file is seriously stripped down. There is nothign wrong with your installation, thats just the way it is.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    nuts.

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    My problem is I can't actually find a copy of VS for sale that isnt the educational version. I know its the same product, but its nto the same liscence, and I don't feel like losing all my IP in an audit that isnt likely to happen but still.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    What is C++?

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    I think the academic allience are just the standard versions, I don't think they do the learners licences much anymore.

    I stick to express since the JIT debugger doesn't crowd up my system internals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    but when I go to the search, no matter what I search for, even when I know there is something in the local library, it always shows up as having 0 results.
    This is not usual. Have you installed the library separated from the express installation? Because, as far as I know, only the library shipping with the express edition works.

    I think I remember reading about it somewhere that there is some kind of configuration files hacking that allows you to link a more complete msdn library to the express edition. But as far as I remember, I've always had local hits when hitting F1.

    I've been using VS Studio for around 6 months now, so I can't remember all the details, but you can try and configure your help system to never go online and see what happens.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Hmm, it seems to be working on my work computer. I don't know, I chose to install local documentation at home but it's not working. Is there a way to re-install it without re-installing visual C# express?

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    Not sure. But reinstalling C# express (and only now I'm realizing you are talking about C# Express Edition, not C++ Express edition, so this is the last you hear from me) won't most probably alter your current configuration and project settings. It doesn't with C++ Express Edition.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    I think the academic allience are just the standard versions, I don't think they do the learners licences much anymore.

    I stick to express since the JIT debugger doesn't crowd up my system internals.
    It's not a matter of functionality, they do the same thing. Its a matter of legality. You cant use the academic version in a business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    ...not C++ Express edition, so this is the last you hear from me)
    oh

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    I just meant I never installed it, never used it... and probably never will. So, I could give the wrong advise.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I just meant I never installed it, never used it... and probably never will. So, I could give the wrong advise.
    ... nah too easy, Ill bite my tongue here
    Last edited by abachler; 04-17-2008 at 01:58 PM.
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    Don't. Fire away. This will be fun.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Oh, now you ruined the mood It's no fun if you want it.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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