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    MSDN and .NET

    I'd just like to know few things about MSDN and .NET... Firstly, is MSDN useful ( to programming C++ ), where in MSDN, how to use it and what can I find out there ? I've looked around but I don't see why it seems so useful, apart from the Library which gives your function syntax. Secondly, what's .NET, and anything related ?

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    In my opinion, MSDN is a programming resource second only to these forums. Everything you need to know about windows and c++ (as well as many other languages) is there, if you are skillfull enough to find it. There are plenty of technical articles, references, etc. What do you need to know specifically?
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    Well, I've found that MSDN is extremely useful for explaining functions and how they work, but it doesn't include everything. Otherwise, I definitely agree that these forums are better.

    What, however, is the .NET framework ? A series of languages made to be portable on every OS, or something of the type ?

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    I think it's something like that. I wouldn't know, I still use Visual Studio 6.0. I just checked up on the price for VS .NET 2003, and it's pretty big. The cheapest, "Professional", costs a grand. I can't afford that at the moment, so I'm going to keep going with 6.0 until I either save up the money, or get an employ somewhere that has a license for it.

    You probably don't need .NET for a while, so don't worry.
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    No, I was just curious I can get the .NET software much cheaper here, living in Russia :P Need no more than $15, and that's the most expensive

    Thanks, that helped

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    Why is it so cheap?
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    Obviously it's totally legal, or I wouldn't mention it here, would I ?

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