how to use microsoft visual c++ 2005 express edition

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    Lightbulb how to use microsoft visual c++ 2005 express edition

    i have a problem

    i'm not new to programming but i have being using microsoft visual basics 6.0 edition to run my programs,so now i want to change to microsoft visual c++ 2005 express edition,i want to know how is used. like how do i edit and run my first program
    help pls guys.

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    IIRC, it's not that different if you know what you're doing in 6.0. What are you having trouble doing?
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    seriously it is totally different to 6.0 because i'm even failing to run my fisrt program.
    i took one program that i have written and try to run using this express but i dont even know how you build,how you compile an how do you debug the errors
    pls just give me a hint

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    2005 isn't that different than 6.0. Under tools->options you might be able to set the keyboard layout to be like it was in 6.0, which should help you.

    Assuming you're doing standard C++, when you create a project you should create a Win32 Console Application and check the Empty Project box under Application Settings. Then you can add your existing files or create new files and paste your code into them. Building, running and debugging is pretty much the same as in 6.0.

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    1. Create a solution/project
    2. Add a source file to the project (either new/blank or existing)
    3. Type code into source file (if new/blank file created in step above)
    4. Under the Build menu, there are options for compiling and building your project
    5. To run/execute a built project from within the IDE you can select "Start Debugging" or Start without Debugging" in the Debug menu.

    Any specific questions as to how to do any of the above steps, feel free to make further posts.
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