I was just wondering what the exact difference is between Visual c++ and standard c++ is. Does Visual c++ have all the features and syntax of standard c++, but with some extra Microsoft stuff added on? Or are they really quite different?
Also, I have Visual Studio 2010 and I want to learn standard c++. Can I write and compile standard c++ programs in Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010? Or will the Visual c++ component intefere with this?
If so, how can I get started writing and compiling standard c++ programs?
Thanks a lot for your time. This is probably an easy question, but there is so much information out there...my brain is muddled! With regards to basic syntax, is there a difference? If I learn standard c++ basics, will I essential be learning Visual c++ basic too?