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#ActualServant of the Lord

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Why not the latest version? By the time your done learning C++, you'll be on VS 2016 anyway.

 

By the way, Visual Studio is free - you don't have to get it from Dream Spark. The "Express" edition of Visual Studio is fully-featured and completely unhindered, even for commercial software.

 

The limitations of Visual C++ Express 2012 are: (from wikipedia)

  • No resource editor.
  • No built-in MFC support.
  • No built-in ATL support.
  • No profiling support.
  • No support for OpenMP.
  • No support for add-ins or IDE macros.
  • No option for crash dump generation (Debug->Save Dump As).

6 out of 7 you probably won't use for the first two years of your programming anyway. 5 out of 7 you might not use for the first five years of programming. Some you might never use. The Express version is perfectly fine for most needs.


#1Servant of the Lord

Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Why not the latest version? By the time your done learning C++, you'll be on VS 2016 anyway.

 

By the way, Visual Studio is free - you don't have to get it from Dream Spark. The "Express" edition of Visual Studio is fully-featured and completely unhindered, even for commercial software.

 

 

The limitations of Visual C++ Express 2012 are: (from wikipedia)

  • No resource editor.
  • No built-in MFC support.
  • No built-in ATL support.
  • No profiling support.
  • No support for OpenMP.
  • No support for add-ins or IDE macros.
  • No option for crash dump generation (Debug->Save Dump As).

6 out of 7 you probably won't use for the first two years of your programming anyway. 5 out of 7 you might not use for the first five years of programming. Some you might never use. The Express version is perfectly fine for most needs.


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