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I'm trying to run the profiler in Visual Studio 6 C++ and am getting the same problem as Bobboau in this old thread: http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=337967 Wondering if anyone has found the solution for this? Thanks much,

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Er.... most of us stopped using Visual Studio 6 years and years ago. So probably not... or if they have, they don't remember.

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thanks for the useful reply...anyone else? I would have written to Bobboau directly but couldn't find a way to do that.

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Honestly, just switch to Visual Studio 2005. The express edition is completely free of charge for all purposes, including commercial use. It is better than VS6 in every way imaginable.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

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I don't know of a profiler in VC6

But maybe you want to use AMD CodeAnalyst (tm)

http://developer.amd.com/downloads.jsp

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thanks...i've been contemplating this for a while but am worried about incompatibilities. it looks like the express version doesn't have code profiling though...


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700921.aspx

what's interesting is that the standard and pro versions don't have it either...I guess i'll be checking out some third-party tools if I can't get my current toolset to work

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I recall that VC++.NET had a profiler which was okay... but AMD CodeAnalyst is great, and integrates well with VC++.NET. (It might integrate with VC6, though I doubt it.)

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WHY are you using VC6? I'm willing to bet that the express (free) version VC2005 will compile to better code than the enterprise version of VC6, it has far better support for the C++ standard (VC6 was written before it existed), has a working CRT and STL (The VC6 version has a few bugs I seem to remember), and profilers exist that support VC2005.

This thread is a bit like saying that you're having a problem with the program manager in Windows 3.1 and wondering if anyone knows of any replacements. VC6 is a decade old, it came out before Windows 98 I think (Anyone care to confirm/deny?).

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This thread is a bit like saying that you're having a problem with the program manager in Windows 3.1 and wondering if anyone knows of any replacements. VC6 is a decade old, it came out before Windows 98 I think (Anyone care to confirm/deny?).


According to Wikipedia, Windows 98's release was June 25, 1998.

While I wasn't able to track down an exact release date for VS6, I did find this little snippet:

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From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231943 with additional formatting:
MDAC Version    Release Date    Shipped With        Additional Notes
...
MDAC 2.0 07/01/1998 Visual Studio 98 No Web Release
...


It follows that VS6 couldn't ship before this date, which places it after Windows 98's release by nearly a week at least. Other comments place VS98's release "in the fall".

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Visual Studio 6 C++


In the eyes of many, myself included, this is an oxymoron. Visual Studio 6 was released prior to the C++ language being standardized, and deviates wildly from the spec in enough places for us to hold this opinion.

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