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    Whats the difference between

    Visual C++ and just C++ or is there a difference. I want to begin to learn to program i was just wonder what u would recommend. For me to buy like a book. I want to know how to make my own programs and edit mods and scripts on games.

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    Visual C++ is the name of an IDE - an integrated development environment and compiler set , while c++ is the language itself, described as a'superset' of C.

    General question: Isn't there something in the FAQ about this? If not, why not?
    CProgramming FAQ
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    So which should i learn

    ? C++

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    Ok dude, he was saying that VisualC++ is only an IDE, not a language...please tell me you can figure it out from there...

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    Question Yes

    But then y do they sell books for visual C++ and C++ i want to know what i should buy to learn it. A book by someone if anyone has any suggestions i really want to learn how to.

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    ^ edit

    i want to know which to start with for very low beginner level.

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    Well don't get a book on visual C++ if you don't have the MS VC++ compiler...duh...

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    >I want to begin to learn to program i was just wonder what u would recommend

    Don't get your hands on visuals. Get a book that teaches basic C++. Easily. In a DOS Window. If you are comfortable with all constructs in there, then you can try to build windows applications. Starting with the Visual side of Visual C++ is like trying to get your drivers licences on a formula 1 car. Impossible.
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    Thanks i was getting confused

    lol good comparison with driving

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    join two different programs

    in fact i would ask if i can use Visual Basic for developing my programs and then complete my work with Visual C++ if there s something i cant make with Visual Basic , then join both of them in one program??????
    (any ideas or suggestions are approved)

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    This is only possible with the new .NET technology that comes with Visual Studio 7 and the .NET Languages.

    There are ways today, like writing a VB application that uses C++ DLLs, but thats expert terrain and not easy.
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    best book

    The Book i would reccomend is:

    Programming and Problem Solving with C++
    Nell Dale - Chip Weems - Mark Headington
    ISBN: 0-7637-1063-6

    its an excellant introduction, then once mastered go and try one of the following, i've found them both to be excellant introductions to programming with the API and using MFC.

    Programming Windows
    Charles Petzold

    Programming Windows With MFC
    Jeff Prosise

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