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Anyone here using MSVC++ 2008 express?

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If you are what are your opinions on it? Has Intellisense been fixed? Has multicore processor support been added to compile more than one file at a time? What about the Platform SDK do you still use the Windows 2003 version still or is there a new version out? Thanks [Edited by - MARS_999 on December 6, 2007 2:51:43 AM]

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I haven't really been using it for long enough to form much of an educated opinion of it, but so far I've been quite happy with it. I didn't use C++ Express 2005 so can't really compare to it but it does now ship with a (minimal, usable) subset of the Windows SDK 6, so no more having to download it separately. I've not noticed any major problems with Intellisense so far and hadn't payed enough attention to the compile to see if it's been using both cores.

EDIT: I downloaded the complete ISO with all the Express 2008 editions, don't know if that makes a difference to whether the Windows SDK is included or not.

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Before I begin, I'll let you know that I'm not using all features of MSVC++ so I might not have noticed some changes.

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If you are what are you opinions on it?


I haven't seen a lot of differences, the only thing bothering is the /W64 (something like that) deprecation as it seems that MSVC++2005 was setting it automatically (now ALL of my projects emit warnings about this). It's supposed to be more optimized, and I guess it boots up a little bit faster, but nothing dramatic.

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Has Intellisense been fixed?


Haven't seen any changes.

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Has multicore processor support been added to compile more than one file at a time?


Wasn't this already in MSVC++2005? I've been compiling multiple projects simultaneously from this version (but maybe a single file per project at a time).

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What about the Platform SDK do you still use the Windows 2003 version still or is there a new version out?


The Platform SDK is now once again included into the MSVC++ 2008 express edition bundle, which is nice because I didn't like to have to download it and setup it myself with the 2005 edition.

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