I've been using MS Visual C++ Express with no problems but feel that it's time to at least get my feet wet with another IDE, and the other one I currently have is Borland's Turbo C++ (2006 version I think, if that matters), but I can't figured out how to use it just to write a simple C++ source code file, then compile and run it (Windows Vista computer, it that's relevant).
I would really appreciate it if someone could walk me through how to do this. My opening screen has on the left 3 windows: Call stack, Watch List, Local Variables. Then in the middle there's the welcome page with the buttons New Project, Open Project, Open File, Help.
I'm assuming that I need to click New Project to get a new project going. When I click that button, a window pops up called "New Items". It has a folder tree under the heading Item Categories on the left side, and the tree shows a folder C++ Builder Projects with 3 subfolders. Then a folder on the same level called Other Files, and another called Web Documents.
On the right side of the screen, I see 3 choices: Code Template (with the Roman helmet that Borland uses as icon), Project group (with another icon) and Text (with an icon that kind of looks like Notepad).
I have no idea what I'm supposed to do in this window--or even if I was even headed in the right direction initially by clicking on "New Project" from the opening window.
I would really appreciate any help that someone might give me in how to get to a code editor where I can write, compile and run code from Borland.