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VB compared to C++

This is a discussion on VB compared to C++ within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by major_small I have to say most of my initial knowledge of C/C++ came from these boards... ditto......

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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    I have to say most of my initial knowledge of C/C++ came from these boards...

    ditto...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrance
    Exactly, that's what vb does, that c++ doesn't.

    Coding in MFC, .Net, writing link lists and binary trees are all great. I spent 750 class hours learning all of those things as well as coding up several real world projects in an intensive masters certificate course. Now, two years later, I have trouble writing a gui calculator in MFC/c++.

    Now that I'm a junior in college, studying CIS, (couldn't take any real computer classes my frosh and soph year of college, except intro), I'm now opting to take my electives in VB, advanced VB, XML, and other web development languages. These languages aren't as powerful as c++, but at least I know I'll still be able to use them if I stray away from them for a couple of months.

    But I def don't regret learning c++ first, just wish I could actually code a halfway decent program two years after learning it.
    lol why take vcourses in college lol noone better for web scripting (PHP Javascript etc.) than moi :P unless its ASP cus i hate that ........
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    I agree with quite a few of you here; C++ and VB are very different languages and each one should be used as appropriate. VB was my first language (well, BASIC is the language) followed - 18 months later - by C++.

    90% of the programs I write now are in C++. I rarely use VB except to write GUI front-ends for programs I have written in other languages when I can't be arsed to write a GUI in MFC / win32api / gtk or whatever.

    In my opinion it plain boils down to what your program is trying to acheive.

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    I dislike VB...but it does have it's strengths - it's simple to get an app going and it doesn't give you as much bother as C++.

    This makes it good as a prototype tool. I'm writing a front end for a database right now. I decided to write it in VB first as I can fly through it and spot problems quickly (without having to also worry about my code).

    Also, if I'm writing an activeX object in C++, I use VB to test it as it's simple to get going and doesn't distract me from the task at hand.

    On the other hand I spent 2 years working for a firm that used a VB written front end to an Oracle DB, and that was awful - very slow, unresponsive and a total resource hog. Maybe this was due to the coding (AFAIK the service from the database was fine), but it was such a pig to use that it's made me sware of VB for full scale apps forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C+noob
    i mean im gonna stick with C++ but Visual Basic?!?!? is there anything Visual Basic can do that C++ cant?
    That would depend on which version you are talking about: version 6 or .NET.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobozz
    That would depend on which version you are talking about: version 6 or .NET.
    not really... anything VB can do can be done in C++

    note that it may be easier to do some things in VB, but AFAIK, there's nothing that can be done in VB that can't be done with C++.
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    lol thats great id rathr do everything manually i dont like things that do it for me. ex. my loadicon thingy in windows programming that post dev-cpp can auto-assign a icon but i wanna do it manually.
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