I bought a book recommended on here a while ago, C++ Without Fear, and basically there are a load of simple programs in it that you type out and run. I downloaded MS Visual C++ Express, but it seems like every time you want to type in a simple program you have to screw around starting an entire project etc.
So I'm wondering:
1. Do you think it would be better to use a different program to build the programs from the book?
2. If so, which is the best free one to use? I used to used Bloodshed but it stopped working.
3. If not, how can I configure Visual C++ Express so that it's less hassle to build the programs through it? I don't want to keep messing around starting new projects each time.
Thanks for your help.