Visual C++ 2010, sans visual studio pro 2010?

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    Visual C++ 2010, sans visual studio pro 2010?

    Hi, just got a book of visual c++ 2010 by ivor horton. Yes!

    However, it seems that I would need visual studio pro, at least, in order to work with MFC. Not so good.

    Now, color me weird, but why would I need an IDE to work with both of those? Or rather, why should I be limited by this? MFC is a class library. How can I get around this limitation?

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    it's not that the express edition of VC++ doesn't support MFC, it's that the MFC SDK isn't included until you pay for it.

    get an open source version of MFC or some other application framework, such as Qt or wxWidgets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    it's not that the express edition of VC++ doesn't support MFC, it's that the MFC SDK isn't included until you pay for it.

    get an open source version of MFC or some other application framework, such as Qt or wxWidgets
    Can I install VC++ Express and the MFC SDK?

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    Also, I'd like to continue to use VC++.
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    there may be a way to do it, but from my limited experience, MFC also extends the functionality of the Visual Studio IDE. VC++ Express does not allow extensions to be installed. you could probably get it to compile your code, but you wouldn't get any help from the IDE, like you would if you had the full paid version. you can get an older version of Visual Studio pretty cheap on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    there may be a way to do it, but from my limited experience, MFC also extends the functionality of the Visual Studio IDE. VC++ Express does not allow extensions to be installed. you could probably get it to compile your code, but you wouldn't get any help from the IDE, like you would if you had the full paid version. you can get an older version of Visual Studio pretty cheap on ebay.
    I'll keep looking, thanks for your help. And yes, there has to be a way .

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