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    VC++ or DevC++

    Hello.

    I am still very raw to the programming field. I have introductory experience with C which I programed in DevC++. Is Visual C++ the same thing? Will I need to learn new syntax in order to program in this? I apologize if this question is asked a lot or does not make any sense.

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    Visual C++ is an IDE, just like Dev-C++. The actual C++ programs you'll be writing should be exactly the same regardless of which IDE you're using.

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    FYI, Dev C++ is dead for years.
    VS is the only professional IDE on the market (since 2003)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex31 View Post
    FYI, Dev C++ is dead for years.
    VS is the only professional IDE on the market (since 2003)
    To be clear: for Windows

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    >> VS is the only professional IDE on the market (since 2003)
    C++ Builder is a professional IDE for Windows that is currently available and updated regularly.

    There are many other IDEs as well. I'm not sure what you mean by "professional" but by any definition I don't think that statement is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex31 View Post
    FYI, Dev C++ is dead for years.
    actually, there is a group associated with the wxWidgets project working on Dev-C++ (wxDev-C++) and it is supported and regularly updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    actually, there is a group associated with the wxWidgets project working on Dev-C++ (wxDev-C++) and it is supported and regularly updated.
    Have you not read your own link? That is only an extension to Dev-C++ for creating GUIs using wxWidgets visually.. It has nothing to do with Dev-C++ itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceDane View Post
    Have you not read your own link? That is only an extension to Dev-C++ for creating GUIs using wxWidgets visually.. It has nothing to do with Dev-C++ itself.
    not entirely true.

    wxDev-C++ is a separate project, and is maintained and updated. They also have underway a project to convert the original delphi source of Dev-C++ to C++ for future versions.

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    FYI, none of you even bothered to answer his question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvaldez84 View Post
    Hello.

    I am still very raw to the programming field. I have introductory experience with C which I programed in DevC++. Is Visual C++ the same thing?
    Visual C++ is an IDE similar to DevC++. Visual C++ is made my Microsoft, and is regularly updated.

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    Will I need to learn new syntax in order to program in this?
    No, the C++ (or C) language is independent of the compiler or IDE.

    As someone else stated, DevC++ is not really being maintained. The alternative is Code::Blocks which I've never used (but I have heard good things about it).
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    >> FYI, none of you even bothered to answer his question.

    Memloop did in the very first response.

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