I am trying to learn C using an older version of Sams "Teach Yourself C in 21 Days." I have downloaded and installed the free version of Microsoft's Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition. As any of you with more experience know, the code samples from my book will not work properly in this compiler.
My question is pretty basic. Is there a setting in the new compiler that will make it function as a simple C compiler, or is there a simple line like "# include stdafx.h" instead of "#include stdio.h" that I can write at the top of the code samples that will allow me to progress with this book and compliler combination?
It may be that what I am attempting is much more complicated than I am prepared for, in which case I will be willing to try something else, either learm much more about this compiler or get a much simpler one that will work with this book.