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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 ..


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Reinstalling fixed it. I think the company I ordered it from screwed me though, it looks used and the box only came with a cd in a cd sleeve. What is supposed to come with the Professional Edition?

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You should get the works; a CD in a proper jewel case, I think a MFC CD with development tips, a few instruction manuals... can''t remember everything ATM.

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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;
[ Forced Evolution Studios ]


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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 ]


::evolve::

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Thanks again Eldee, I have one problem, what do I download from the Whole Tomato Software? This might be quite what I needed. I might only use VC++ for Html. Thanks for all the help.

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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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