Free Visual C++ IDE

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    Free Visual C++ IDE

    Hello

    I want to learn visual C++ to make .exe programs for windows. What are some free visual C++ IDE that are avaliable that I can download off the internet?

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    Thank you for no one jumping in with "Dev-C++" a great program like 10 years ago... Codeblocks isn't half-bad from what I hear. Though I have never tried it before either.

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    prog-bman, I just said---hey wait a minute.... I think someone is having fun at my expense

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    It has been known to happen from time to time.

    On a side note. I would also recommend Visual C++ Express.
    Woop?

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    I used to use Dev-C++, back when VS express wasnt around. Code::Blocks isnt half bad either. Theres also the new Turbo C++ from Borland (not the old DOS one). What I need at this point is an IDE that supports 64 bit assembly with projects to compile LIB files.
    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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    Well he did say "Visual C++", so I gave him the link to "Visual C++"
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    If you are a beginner in using IDE's then I recommend Code::Blocks with MinGW.
    Visual Studio is a great IDE, but too giant for a beginner. And it's Microsoft specific.

    I never had problems to compile something in Code::Blocks. Also it is very good customizable and works with several compilers. And it is even runs from your USB-Stick. I never wanna miss this Tool.

    http://www.codeblocks.org/features
    http://www.codeblocks.org/downloads
    http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
    http://forums.codeblocks.org/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn__ View Post
    Visual Studio is a great IDE, but too giant for a beginner.
    But it's still easy to use and that is all that matters.
    And having IDE + compiler + debugger all in one package can't be beaten by anything else.
    All in all, VS is the best and most complete IDE out there (IMHO). No wonder companies use it over alternatives...

    And it's Microsoft specific.
    That is irrelevant. It is done by Microsoft, yes, but it isn't limited to Microsoft. It is an IDE and compiler like any other. It conforms to the standard.

    I never had problems to compile something in Code::Blocks. Also it is very good customizable and works with several compilers.
    I never had any problems compiling from Visual Studio.
    And the customization in Visual Studio always worked for me.
    And I never had to look elsewhere for a debugger. Imagine that.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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