Thread: MSVC++ .NET 2005 Express Question

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    MSVC++ .NET 2005 Express Question

    I noticed from a screenshot on MSDN that the express version can build GUI's using the XP-style controls. Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you create apps that do this with 2003? I've got no idea how, could someone point me to a tutorial or something?

    Anyway I'm about to get to see if the IDE has been improved since 2003.
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    You can do that with a number of compilers, including msvc++ .net 2003. I believe that the msvc++ express 2005 emits a manifest by default but you have to do some tweaking in order to be able to build win32 applications (there's no mfc or atl) in the first place.

    Here's an msdn article on winxp styles:

    Search this board as I believe the question has come up a few times in the past.

    You may also be interested in checking out microsoft's forums:

    Visual Studio Express Editions which may provide you with more information about their products.
    CProgramming FAQ
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