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I''ve been coding in basic, pascal, and turbo c++ for some time now, but it was always in dos. I just started programming in windows. Borland Turbo C++ for windows was easy for me, but I''m completely lost while using microsoft visual c++. I wanted to know if someone can give me some internet resources or any advice to help me learn my way around not only the visual c++ environment, but windows programming in general. I''m using microsoft visual studio 6.0. Also, is visual c++ really that much better than turbo c++? What are the advantages/disadvantages of either of these two.

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Well, actually, i prefer Visual C++ over Turbo C++ because basically Visual C++ is in windows, and its object-oriented. This has lots of advantages, one being its easier to visualize problems and solutions if they are though of as objects. Visual C++ also has a whole bunch of neat features, like ClassView, which lets you easily manage and create new views, and some other things i like. AND you can switch between Release and Debug settings when you compile, AND Visual C++ has a debugger built into it, AND its in windows, so you have all those nifty Windows advantages. I know its confusing (I used both TC++ and VC++, and it was a hard switch), but you just have to play around with it and it''ll get easier.

In all, you should switch to Windows programming.

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The only thing that TC has over VC++ is the ability to do VGA programming. VC++ is the best, auto-tabbing, pop-up class windows, a resource window..etc, it rox.


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The first time i used VC++ it was kinda hard for me to program in it. but then i figured why it was that hard: because i was looking for more complicated ways to make my project. programming in VC++ is way simpler than you cna think.
for examples check msdn.microsoft.com

- pouya

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I did the same thing just recently, switching from TC++ to VC++. There are some very good aspects to VC++. If you want to get started with windows programming I reccommend getting a book. Also, sites like www.cpp-programming.com have some pretty good tutorials.

The best way to learn the VC++ environment is to just make simple programs like you did when you were first learning. Then you can figure out how to use projects, build, run etc.

Good luck!

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