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I bought the Visual C++ 6.0 compiler and when I execute the program or run the debug it says "Cannot find *.exe" (*=Project name) and then won''t run. Is there something I am not doing right here. Also what would be another good compiler I should buy? Is Borland Personal good? Thanks in advanced.

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check your project settings.

make sure all the directories are correct and the executable name is correct.

other than that, i suggest you reinstall ..


Its my duty, to please that booty ! - John Shaft

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with the pro edition they usually throw in the latest
MSDN cd and a first time buyer deal to subscribe to it.

as to the OP''s question regarding an alternative to VC++,
i personally like DevC++ and the mingw compiler.. although
i''ll warn you ahead of time.. compile times are much much much
slower with mingw.. you get used to it though. only real thing
i dislike about other compiler/ide''s is the fact that they
dont support the pragma directive...
i''ve become accustomed to just #pragma including my libs
instead of manually adding them to my projects (among other
uses for the pragma directive). just my opinion though, and
still totaly usable.
although i''m hooked on visual assist.. i wish those whole
tomato guys would write a devc++ version..

-eldee
;another space monkey;
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Hmm, Thanks Eldee. Would you recommend that compiler to a newbie to programming? If so, I need a website and a general cost. I don''t want a beginners compiler because I might have to get another one later on. Also, I did not recieve the MSDN CD so I returned the cd to the lying cheats and left the compiler installed till I can find a better compiler. Would anyone recommend Borland C++ Personal? It is pretty cheap so I might get it. Thanks.

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lucky for you, devc++ is free at bloodshed.net
for newbies? yes, i''d recommend it since it''s free and it''ll definately
get you started.. however, with Visual C++ 6 and above, you get
what''s called ''intellisense'' which is a Visual Studio addin.
It essentially completes common words for you and underlines
things that it believes are misspelled or undefined (if you''ve
ever used ms word and misspelled something you''ll understand what
i mean). It''s actually quite useful, and the folks at whole tomato
software
have furthered this technology by leaps and bounds.
if you stick with visual c++ i''d recommend visual assist.. it''s top
notch. But since devc++ is free, give it a shot and see how you like
it.. like i said, its not THAT unlike visual c++ but it''s a tad
bit slower on compile times.

-eldee
;another space monkey;
[ Forced Evolution Studios ]


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quote:
Original post by Eric_the_Red
Bump, I really need help with this.

hmm... this Whole Tomato let you download Visual Assist trial for use with your MSVC. After 30days... they hope you can buy them.

And if you are using DevC++/GCC for Windows programming... beware of problems something like ''cannot convert from void* to HINSTANCE''....

For newbies, I would recommend MSVC, it is more user friendly (but not more beautiful icons).... and what!! use VC++ for HTML?? That''s kind''a wierd.


Borland Personal? Do you mean C++Builder Personal?... if so, they might be confusing when they automatically add include files eg. #include vcl.h and console.h into your unit (.cpp) files. Other than that... you got a nice C++ RAD tools.

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quote:

...i''ve become accustomed to just #pragma including my libs
instead of manually adding them to my projects (among other
uses for the pragma directive). just my opinion though, and
still totaly usable...


Beware, they don''t end up in the dependency... thus no re-linking when the .lib files actually changed.
quote:

MSVC = (M)icro(s)oft (V)isual (C)++


K.I.S.S.

Eric_the_Red: If you want to go for the ''FREE'' path, it''s good to learn how to create MAKE files, use it and build your project(s) in the Command Prompt... sometimes, free IDE just sucks (certain cases, MSVC too ). For your information, MAKE file is a text file that contain instructions on how to build your project(s).... how I wish there''s an GOOD tutorial on how to create a MAKE file.

Good luck.

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Oh ok, Have that already, but it doesn''t run programs so it is crap. Anyone can help with the Dev C++ problem?


MSVC is used by thousands and thousands of professionals and hobbyists around the world. The problem here, obviously, is you.

My suggestion, is to grow up, calm down, and figure out your problem (emphasis on your).

Remember, there is no FAILURE without U R A.

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ok scaught, did you not read my first post? I got ripped off from the company I bought it from and got a used version that didn't work. You know reading all of the posts may help with your sad attempt at put-downs.

What would be a cheap or free, don't really care, compiler that everyone would recommend? I will take anything because DevC++ is not working at all(can't save, debug, or compile.) Thanks everyone for your help, except scaught.

Also, I am still interested in Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition, anyone know where I can get it, I used it before and liked it.

[edited by - Eric_the_Red on July 16, 2002 11:54:37 PM]

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...What would be a cheap or free, don''t really care, compiler that everyone would recommend? I will take anything because DevC++ is not working at all(can''t save, debug, or compile.) Thanks everyone for your help, except scaught....

In that case, since MSVC and C++Builder could do almost the *same*, except that C++Builder6 have RAD and better Standard C++ compliance, I would recommend C++Builder.

er... maybe we could have a vote here. (most probably MSVC wins anyway).

*P/S: Borland claims they have xx% compliances... forget about that.

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ok scaught, did you not read my first post? I got ripped off from the company I bought it from and got a used version that didn''t work. You know reading all of the posts may help with your sad attempt at put-downs.

Oh, I read it alright, which is why I posted in the first place.

I am completely baffled at how you obtained "a used version that didn''t work". Is it or is it not a Microsoft Visual C++ CD? If it''s a pirated copy, then you pretty much got what you deserved. Buy a real copy and start over.

If it''s a real copy, then, unless the CD is unreadable, it will work. MSVC CDs do not just break after being used by other people. You cannot use them up, or delete files from them, or magically curse them so that they no longer work for other people.

As for my "sad attempt at put-downs" - think of them more as words of encouragement. Programming is about problem solving, and if you can''t get a program to work that should work under any reasonable set of circumstances (MSVC) then I will have to suggest you find another hobby.

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Thanks everyone for your help, except scaught....
Cheers,
-scott

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Let me explain it very easily for you. I ordered Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Standard, instead I got Professional for the same price by accident, they said it was there fault and to keep it. I, later, discover the cd was scuffed and was missing the MSDN cd and any other manuels and what not. Then, I returned it because it was defective because the program can''t Debug or run the prog I make. Do you need it to be explained any simplier?

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Good idea Derek, Ok that''s one C++Builder. Anyone else suggest others or that will be the one I get.
Also, C++Builder is by Borland, right?

Absolutely right!

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Hmm, I''ll look into that. Also, what version would you recommend. I am looking at getting the Personal Edition cause it''s only $70, so I would lose to much if it doesn''t work or something. Which do you recommend, Personal or Professional(or whatever it is called)?

Thanks in advanced.

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Then, I returned it because it was defective because the program can''t Debug or run the prog I make. Do you need it to be explained any simplier?

Yes, I do, because there is no way that the program was defective. They did not ship versions that did not work. Therefore, either you''ve done something wrong, or your system is in a state where buying Borland might not work either.

Stop being so rash and try to figure out the problems facing you in a rational way. You are only going to waste time and money otherwise.

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