Visual Basic vs. Visual C++

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    Visual Basic vs. Visual C++

    I am trying to develop a Windows-based application and am having difficulty deciding whether to use visual C++ or visual basic. The application will interface with an MSAccess database but will also have to call on certain MSWord and MSExcel documents. What are the criteria that I should consider when deciding which is the most appropriate?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Well..

    If you're familiar with C/C++ then go for Visual C++.. if you would like a nice easy task, use Visual Basic. Visual Basic is far easier to use than C/C++.. so it depends on what you know and how easy you want it to be for you.

    Personally, I'd use Visual Basic as it's easier to make the program of your criteria and would mean less fuss.

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    VB is way easier than VC. I like VC more, but you will get a faster and less complicated results in VB.
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    Visual Basic vs. Visual C++ (MEMORY)

    What about memory usage? Is there a "great" difference between the two?

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    Well, you would have the extra overhead of a 1.3MB VB runtime DLL being loaded along with your program, but apart from that (and particularly in your circumstances) there is little difference in terms of memory usage.

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    For a job like that, yup, VB.
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    Sounds like you could do what you want with just VBA built into access.

    I have used it to write Word mailmerge letters from data in the database and also theres a cute "TransferSpreadsheet" Macro that outputs tables to Excel......

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    visual basic can be really slow expecially with very large databases, for smaller files you won't notice it too much

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