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Visual C++ 6 in compare to Visual C++ .NET

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I have decided to teach myself Visual C++ .NET. I have a copy and everything. I keep hearing people saying Visual C++ .NET is just VC6. Well if this is true, then in theory can I still use Visual C++ 6 Books to learn VC.NET. Is it backward compatible at least that far, or am i gonna end up with code examples that don''t work, cause that has always been my issue with newer versions of languages. I still have a visual C++ 6 book I purchased a while back before .NET. Is it still useable. Thanks

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What they mean when they say "VC.NET is just VC6" is that the core language didn''t change. However the compiler has been completely overhualed to bring it up to current "standards" (or what lip service Microsoft pays to them). There has been the additon of Managed Code into C++ (which I can guarentee your book won''t cover). And naturally the IDE has changed alot. But, the basics are all there so you should have no problem.

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