The future of C++ in MS Windows?

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    Yes we can. C++.NET have some limitations compared to "real C++" because of the limitations in the .NET framework. It doesn't support mutiple inheritence. I think pointers are pretty restricted(not sure but I think the garbage collector flips put if you use them)

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    they aren't supporting "real C++" in this version? I thought C++.NET was suppose to be the successor to VC++ 6.
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    Yes they do. Just don't target the .NET frame work and you can do anything you ever been able to do in C++. I also might add that C++ 7.0 (unmanaged C++.NET) is more standard compliant then ever .

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    oh good. That's all I wanted to hear. It was the only thing holding me on version 6
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    I think you will be very happy with Version 7. The lead engineer for the MS C++ is one of Bjarnes boys. In the latest C++ user journal there is a story about how MS didn't even bother to attend the C++ standard meetings for many years but that in recent years Ms have a high comitment to follow and developing the C++ standard. Acording to that story the new MS C++ compiler is one of the most standard compliant compilers ever. And the gui is slick

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    I asked Bjarne Stroustrup about VC++7. He said that it was better than VC++6, just as VC++6 is better than VC++5, but it's not perfect yet. With regard to some weaknesses in the .net framework, perhaps the largest weakness is that it does not support templates.

    I'm having a difficult time understanding how C# can be so much better than VB.net. They come from the same mold, the IL (the reusable design). I think that VB.net will carry a heavy burden from it's past, at least in the C++ community. There are miles of difference between VB6 and VB.net.

    I don't hate C#, and if I were to build GUI applications on the MS Windows platform, than I think I'd use the .net framework for the sake that Win32 API is legacy.

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