MS VC++

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DownloaderKL 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 22:14

Does anyone know if there is a free version of MSVC like an older version that is now free? I was gonna buy it until I saw it costs like 400 dollars. Why is it so much more expensive than a video game? Oh man almost every tutorial I find use MS VC++.

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Tufty 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 22:36

@DownloaderKL

Does anyone know if there is a free version of MSVC like an older version that is now free? I was gonna buy it until I saw it costs like 400 dollars. Why is it so much more expensive than a video game? Oh man almost every tutorial I find use MS VC++. [snapback]20825[/snapback]

You can use the free Visual C++ 2003 Toolkit, available from MS. Combine that with something like Code::Blocks IDE (I think that’s what it’s called anyway, I have VS2003 on student license from uni so I’ve never tried it) and you have a full development environment. Obviously a few things will be different, but will still work.

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DownloaderKL 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 22:51

Ok I’ll do that…but do you think Dev C++ is fine?

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Kippesoep 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 22:51

November will see Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition coming out. The beta is currently available for free and the final version will cost a very reasonable $49.

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Axel 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 22:57

Here in Germany you can get VC++ Standard for 100€. Is it really that expensive in the USA?

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DownloaderKL 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 22:59

What’s the difference between VC++express and standard VC++?

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Einheri 101 Sep 04, 2005 at 23:49

Express is limited in its features and simplified a little, but it uses the same compiler as standard and the IDE is perfectly adequate for almost everything a non-professional could want to do.

But yeah, VC++ toolkit + code::blocks IDE is probably the best free solution next to the express beta.