Visual Basic vs Visual C++

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    Visual Basic vs Visual C++

    hey...just a moment, im not trying to make a comparison between both of the languages...just im wondering what kind of applications could be done with VC++ and couldnt be done in VB?

    (beside low level programming>>> drivers....operating systems.)
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    anything non-windows related can be done in C++ (VC++ is not a language, but a compiler) and cant be done in VB
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    does this mean I ll not gain advantages using C++(i meant through the compiler vc++) more than i could gain using vb as long im working in windows environment?????
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    anything in c/c++ is much faster than in vb. much, much, much faster.

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    VB is much more restricted in its ways then C++ when it comes to Classes, inheritance etc..

    So if you want to write Programs mainly based on the Object Oriented point of View you should work with C++

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    Well, VB is good for making a GUI quickly and easily. If you don't mind the slow execution speed, go with VB, although I would say that Borland Delphi has all the advantages of VB without as much of a speed hit. It uses object pascal as the base... However, for object-orientated programming C++ is better. VC is one of many C++ compilers though, and I would look at various free compilers before I spend the money to purchase VC.

    Oh, and by the way, If you do decide to stick with VB here's a tip: Always use the "option explicit" clause. It forces you to declare your variables (VB has a nasty habit of making new variables if you mistype the variable name. This can lead to weird results).
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    Hi guys , thanks you all for your response
    I already stacked with VB since ver 3 till now , its my experience field, however I decided to step into c++ gainning much more power (which I felt it the since the first day in C++)
    and by the way Option Explecite is a must for good programming style in VB , however sometimes i dont use it, as i spent long time programming (since gwbasic) so I depends sometimes on some old-fashioned style programming which ll be easier if i dont declare variables

    thanks you ppl again more opinions r welcomed always
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