C++ compilers and components.
I'm moving from vb6 to c++. I have an existing program i want to translate.
My program will be going on sale and c++ works best with most copy protection software. .net is easy to reverse so thats rules out that avenue of development.
i was therefore going to implement an MFC gui and a straight rewrite of the remaining code to c++ format. I've downloaded microsoft vc++ 2005 express but now realise its missing the required libraries for mFC.
I've also noticed most sample code on planet-source-code is based on earlier vc++6 and I can't get it to run on my machine - maybe due to the missing components.
I like the ease of use of the microsoft products but i'm a bit reluctant to fork out $500 for the full version.
There are a bewildering number of other compilers out there and am a bit lost as to which would offer the best solution for my needs.
any advice would be greatly appreciated.