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Visual Studio 2005 Questions (answers appreciated!)

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Hello, I am Kyle and I am very new to C++ programming. However, I have already purchased a copy of Visual Studio 2005 because I feel it is time to learn .NET, and I've also purchased some books (Visual C++ .NET How to Program , Beginning game programming in C++). I have some basic questions that I just couldnt find the answers to on MSDN. First off, I am under the impression that Visual C++ 2005 can be used to create applications that are not meant for the .NET platform? Such as normal C++ code (unmanaged I believe it is called?). Is it necessary to switch from unmanaged mode to managed mode or will the compiler know what code is managed and what isnt? Is Visual C++ 2005 .NET used to make games(or will it be)? Lastly, can you recommend any reading on Visual C++ 2005, considering the fact that no books are available yet? Thank you very much for any replies!

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Any of the Visual Studio.NET versions can do both managed and unmanaged C++. You choose which one you'll be using when you create a new project. If you select somthing that says (.NET) in th name, youre using the managed C++. If you choose one that says "Win32 project" or something like that, youre not using .net and it is unmanaged (normal C++).

Visual Studio is just a tool. C++ is used for making games, while VS.net is used to make programming easier.

Good luck with your programming...just take it one step at a time and you'll be an elite programming god before you know it.

Happy Coding!

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Welcome to C++ and GameDev Kyle!

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First off, I am under the impression that Visual C++ 2005 can be used to create applications that are not meant for the .NET platform? Such as normal C++ code (unmanaged I believe it is called?).
Yes you can code in unmanaged code in MSVS 2005 just the same as you'd code in managed code.

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Is it necessary to switch from unmanaged mode to managed mode or will the compiler know what code is managed and what isnt?
I'm not certain but I think that you can select this when you select the project type.

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Is Visual C++ 2005 .NET used to make games(or will it be)?
At the moment 2003 is still the industry standard. Aslong as Microsoft address the problems found then I see no reason why it won't be used for major game development in say the next 2/3 years.

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Lastly, can you recommend any reading on Visual C++ 2005, considering the fact that no books are available yet?
You can purchase lessons on MSVS 2005 for $99 here.

Best of luck Kyle.

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Thank you very much for your helpful replies! Things are all clear now. I see I have found the right forums :D

I will look into those lessons ASAP.

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