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Nor
05-26-2003, 04:30 PM
whats different?
is this just version 7 or what?
besides that why don't they make a version for 98
now i got to buy both

RoD
05-26-2003, 04:40 PM
the layout and GUI of .net alone makes it surpass 6.0 imo!

.net and 7 r the same thing

Xei
05-26-2003, 05:18 PM
It would be senseless to purchase both. If you can afford it, and I bet about 90% of the people on this board probably couldn't afford it (That is not including student or educational versions)

Nor
05-26-2003, 05:22 PM
i ment buying win xp and c++.net

Xei
05-26-2003, 05:24 PM
Oh, Okay, pardon me.

Terrance
05-26-2003, 05:42 PM
If you don't want to buy xp, then you might want to just stick with 6.0.

Depends what you want to use it for- console programming? Console programmers don't really need .Net.

But .Net has a lot of nice features added onto 6.0, and like Rod said, the gui is better in .Net.

I'm not familiar with C++ with managed extensions, but that's the .Net version of C++ (if you want to use C++ in CLR enviroment). But I don't know anyone that codes in C++ with managed extensions anyways. .Net supports C++ with managed extensions, and regular C++(6.0 only supports regular C++). Again, not a needed feature if you're only going to code in C++.

That's the differences as far as I'm concerned. I use Visual studio.Net because I prefer C# to C++ when I code. Just my personal preference.

Stoned_Coder
05-26-2003, 06:23 PM
msvc.net is about 300% better than msvc.6. It is still not good enough tho. The next incarnation will be msvc7.1. All reports from friends who have tried the beta say it is now an excellent compiler. My friends have never used that word about an ms compiler before so i look forward to using it myself.

the Wookie
05-26-2003, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by RoD
the layout and GUI of .net alone makes it surpass 6.0 imo!

.net and 7 r the same thing agreed, its seksier, more streamlined.

WaltP
05-27-2003, 02:36 AM
.net and V6 use different technology. .net doesn't run on anything except NT and XP whereas V6 will run on all platforms. But .net is newer and easier technology in some ways, once you get past the differences, and more powerful.

I believe if the .net framework is installed (it's an option on XP) the installation of a program is easier than programs written in V6.

Nor
05-28-2003, 02:45 PM
will there be any major problems when i port my code?
links if you have them please.

Brian
05-29-2003, 06:29 AM
mingw.

Better, and free. And if pretty buttons to click on are what you're after, there's always Dev-C++.