Converting from Borland Builder -> MSVC++ guide?

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    Converting from Borland Builder -> MSVC++ guide?

    As subject, I want to throw Borland C++ Builder 6 into the bin and start learning MSVC++ as I'm just fedup with the constant bugs in the Borland IDE and compiler, even with service pack 4. I've played with MSVC++ and I love the editor, and the compiler seems quick and snappy. Not noticed any annoying bugs yet.

    Is there any websites or books that cover this? I know the Windows API, but I've never used the MFC, so documentation on that would be welcomed. Documentation on how to convert C++ Builder projects to MSVC++ would be even better.

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    Personally, I don't like MFC much. It isn't something that you really need to know, but rather a tool that attempts simplifies programming. However if you decide to learn it: LINK

    I'm not sure if there is a way to convert builder projects into MSVC++ projects other than pasting your old .cpp and .h files into a new MSVC++ project, but I'm not certain.
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    I think at first I'm going to try and convert one of my smaller projects into MSVC++ using standard Win API, and then convert it again using MFC and see what the difference is in ease of writing, time taken, readability and program size / speed penalties.

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    I've never used Builder, but isn't the IDE etc., the same as that used by Delphi? I've never had any trouble with Delphi.

    Anyway, going from a class library to the raw API is going to require a lot of work. Sorry, but true.
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    I'm willing to take on that extra work.

    However, does VC++ support anything like the CodeGuard in Builder? I find that useful if I forget to release any resources.

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