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    Question Visual C++ 1.52 Executable

    Does anyone know what the name of the executable is for running the dos version of the IDE for Visual C++ 1.52? Every exe tells me I need to run it from Windows, but as I have Windows 10 64-bit it won't work. I tried cv.exe and it opens a dos window, but that's a debugger and unless I have a dos exe to debug it won't let me go any further. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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    I know there's Dos emulators out there, if that's what you're asking. I think DosBox is the popular one.

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    The DOS IDE for the Microsoft 16 bit tool sets is PWB.EXE (Programmers Workbench). Most (maybe all?) of the executables use a dos extender for 32 bit mode. 32 bit versions of Windows include this with their dos consoles, but I don't know about 64 bit versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcgldr View Post
    The DOS IDE for the Microsoft 16 bit tool sets is PWB.EXE (Programmers Workbench). Most (maybe all?) of the executables use a dos extender for 32 bit mode. 32 bit versions of Windows include this with their dos consoles, but I don't know about 64 bit versions.
    Thats, I searched my bin folder and there isn't a pwb.exe in there. I also tried the other folders to no avail. Any idea where I pwb is located? I am running Visual C/C++ 1.52 emulated under Dosbox v0.73. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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    Why do you need to use a compiler that is now 23 years old and isn't even compliant with c++98?
    The latest version of visual studio is available for free and happily runs on 64 bit Windows 10.
    You could also try running in compatibility mode set to windows 95 if it really is important to use a 23 year old product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosIncremental View Post
    Visual C/C++ 1.52 - there isn't a pwb.exe in there.
    PWB.EXE is probably included with Masm 6.11. I'm not sure where to get a copy of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosIncremental View Post
    Visual C++ 1.52 ... PWB
    I can confirm that Masm 6.11 should have Programmers Workbench. There are a few web sites that claim to have a download for Masm 6.11, but I didn't try them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DosIncremental View Post
    Does anyone know what the name of the executable is for running the dos version of the IDE for Visual C++ 1.52? Every exe tells me I need to run it from Windows, but as I have Windows 10 64-bit it won't work. I tried cv.exe and it opens a dos window, but that's a debugger and unless I have a dos exe to debug it won't let me go any further. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    DosIncremental
    The best thing you can do is STOP trying to run 16 bit software directly under 64 bit windows!

    I suggest trying under 32 bit Windows either real or virtual.

    Tim S.
    "...a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are,in short, a perfect match.." Bill Bryson

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    Does anyone know what the name of the executable is for running the dos version of the IDE for Visual C++ 1.52?
    If I remember correctly every "Visual" IDE required Windows, the earlier versions were pre-Windows95 but still required a Windows operating system. The compiler and linker could be invoked from the DOS prompt but the IDE required Windows.

    Jim

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    Yes that's right Jim. Visual C++ 1.52 was the staple IDE for windows programming on windows 3, 3.1, windows for workgroups (3.11? long time ago)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimblumberg View Post
    If I remember correctly every "Visual" IDE required Windows, the earlier versions were pre-Windows95 but still required a Windows operating system. The compiler and linker could be invoked from the DOS prompt but the IDE required Windows.
    Programmers Workbench (PWB.EXE) is a DOS (text) based IDE. - In addition to MASM 6.11, I think Programmer's Workbench was included in Visual C / C++ 7.0. (Visual C / C++ 1.52 has compiler version 8.00 (or 8.00c)).

    For Windows 3.1x, Watcom C / C++ 10.0 was also popular because it supported winmem32 (32 bit apps on Windows 3.1x) as a memory model, without requiring win32s to be installed.
    Last edited by rcgldr; 12-30-2016 at 03:44 PM.

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