Usage of C++ and visual C++

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    Usage of C++ and visual C++

    Please could any body tell me where is C++ and VC++ are mainly used? Is it better to design a web site using VC++ or Java? which one is most commonly used? I see most sites are designed using either VB or Java but what about VC++ is more or less used? Thanks

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    VC++ isn't a language. It's just an IDE for C++. You can't really use C++ directly for web design.

    Where is C++ used? Everywhere.

    Seriously, heh. Games, applications -- anything you want to run fast and efficiently. You'd use Java over C++ if you wanted extremely portable programs and VB when you are dealing with smaller, less complex programs.

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    VC++ and C++

    What do you mean by portable programs. Any more examples about the usage of C++ and do you mean that VC++ is the scripting version for the C++. Any more examples for the usage of VC++. Thanks for the reply.

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    Portable programs can be run everywhere without any changes. VC++ is not a language at all, it's a program that helps you write C++.

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    Re: VC++ and C++

    Originally posted by Absy
    What do you mean by portable programs.
    Java is an interpreted language which means on one single build, the same program can be used on multiple operating systems.

    Originally posted by Absy
    do you mean that VC++ is the scripting version for the C++.
    No, as I said, VC++ is not a lanuage. It's an IDE for C++. You can use it to compile and link programs written in C++.

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    if you want to get less technical visual C++ can also be accepted to mean windows api programming with the microsoft foundation classes (MFC).

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    Whille we're on the topic...

    Can anyone tell me the diference between VC++ and VC++ .NET?
    Is .Net only for web page design, or what? I'm soo confused!
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    VC++ is not a language at all, it's a program that helps you write C++.
    MSVisual C++ is a specially designed development program in which you can create applications for windows, like Internet Explorer, Word, etc...anything that has a title bar with the file and stuff and an X to close it.....basicly its an extension of C++ with preset functions to create standerdized windows programs. The thing with VC++ is that its only for Windows. C++ can be used for anything, like linux...dos...etc. So basicly C++ is the core language, windows targeted development would use visual C++, so you need to learn C++ then all the learning for VC++ is basicly the IDE and the preset functions put forth by microsoft

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