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C++ .net confusion

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I have done almost all of my C++ programming in Visual C++ 6.0. I put off programming for while but I am now getting back into it and have a few questions that I can't seem to find answers to. I downloaded the VC++ 2005 Express Edition and have that up and running. I was wondering if and how I can write Win32 Programs in it without all the managed .net features. I would like to be able to slowly ease into the new features without having to relearn everything. I'm more interested in making games at the moment. Or should I instead spend the time and learn the new coding paradigm? I am thinking about just installing VC++6.0 and using that alongside C++ 2005. Any thoughts, suggestions, links would be greatly appreciated.

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The first step is to install the Platform SDK. Once you have that installed and properly configured you'll be able to create normal (non-managed) applications with MSVC 2005.

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Just download the platform sdk [instructions should be available from where you downloaded the IDE from], and you can write win32 applications. Without the sdk, you can still write basic console type stuff without problems. All without any .NET functionality.

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Yes I did that and updated all the paths. When I select File->New Project though, the only option I have is for a Win32 Console Application and a Windows Forms applications. Did I do something wrong?

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Select the Win32 console project, go to the dialog page and on the settings you can change it to a Windows application.

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Wow. Okay. I guess I never hit next, instead just hitting finish. Thanks.
Are there any issues using DX9 or SDL with this compiler/IDE?

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