Thread: Visual C++ Help

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    Visual C++ Help


    I have recently begun studying a C++ course at Uni as part of my course.

    I had been using the comp's at uni but now require to use my own at home. My OS is Vista 64 and I was finding it difficult to locate and understand the issues surrounding this OS with regards microsoft visual studio.

    From some websites it seems there is a problem.

    Would anyone be so gracious as to explain in simple terms any issues and could possibly advise on a particular free download package (pref. Micro Visual because thats what we have at the college)

    Thank you very much


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    From my knowledge, 2008 should be free of Vista issues, but you may have to run it as administrator.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Other than portions of the API being unavailable or otherwise 'broken', there shoudlnt be any issues with running VS2008. There may be limitations and changes to the applicatons you write though. I think they deprecated system services or somehow broke the way they work. Most developers are going to 'skip vista'. The only industry I know that activly supports it is the gaming industry, because they have to, but most engineering companies just tell people they dont support it, although most applications will run under it.

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    Thanks guys.

    Im gonna get it now

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