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This is a discussion on VC question... within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Alittle unrelated but still... I'm using Borland C++ 5.5 for my API developments, but now I wish to move to ...

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    VC question...

    Alittle unrelated but still...

    I'm using Borland C++ 5.5 for my API developments, but now I wish to move to MFC, can I continue to use borland or will I need to start using VC++?

    Also, what is the first version of Visual Studio that supports C# ?



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    You will need to switch to Visual Studio to use MFC. Borland has their own equivilent to MFC called OWL if I remember correctly.

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    Hi,

    For C# development, the .NET SDK and runtime can be freely downloaded.

    And you can also download a free IDE for C# development, SharpDevelop.

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    you mean I can download the C# sdk for VS6 ? But it's not a .NET?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil Panther
    you mean I can download the C# sdk for VS6 ? But it's not a .NET?!
    Hi,

    For .NET development in C# and other .NET languages, you can download the .NET SDK and runtime from here.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframewo....1%20Downloads

    However, these are distributed as command line tools only.
    So, you might want to get a free IDE, for example, SharpDevelop from here
    http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/

    VS6 is for non .NET development. If you want to do .NET development, you should buy Visual Studio .NET 2003 which is the current release or wait for the 2005 version to be released later this year.

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    If I understand right, the MFC and OWL are two different type of libraries?!

    And another thing, what does it mean when people say you need a .NET platform in order to run .NET applications? What kind of platforms?


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    Basically, it means that the user would need to download the .NET runtimes from Microsoft if they haven't already.
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    You can get FREE Beta Expresss versions of Visual C++, Visual Basic, C#, and Java (J#). These are all up-to-date ".NET versions."

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    Well... I have access at work to VS .NET 2003, but I'm not sure how to use it...

    I want to move completly to VS .NET 2003 for all my C/C++ programming, with or without API/MFC and in the future with C#... Can the VS .NET be used for non .NET projects as well?

    Is there any begginers guide to VS, since i've never really used it.
    (got messed up while trying to compile "hello world" in C++ )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil Panther
    Can the VS .NET be used for non .NET projects as well?
    Hi,

    Yes, you can also use VS .NET 2003 Win32 and MFC projects.

    There are some VS tutorials from here.
    http://www.functionx.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by yeohhs
    Hi,

    Yes, you can also use VS .NET 2003 Win32 and MFC projects.

    There are some VS tutorials from here.
    http://www.functionx.com/


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    can you please point alittle at the site, i just need help with how to start on using the VS .NET 2003... how to build a project and compile... both .NET and non-.NET apps
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