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I installed Visual C++ Express Edition to use to try out some Win32 and Directx code. When I compile it, it can't find the windows.h header file. How do you set up the directories for Visual C++?

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Which version? 2005 requires the Platform SDK for Win32 development. 2008 should come with this installed, so you may have an installation or configuration problem.

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Express Edition es really bad!!!!! but one thing

#include <windows.h> Correct!!!!

#include "windows.h" Incorrect!!!!!

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Original post by Nikko_Bertoa
Express Edition es really bad!


I disagree. Sure, having to install the platform SDK is a mild annoyance, but it's a one time deal and isn't complicated. Other than that, what justification do you have for your claim that it is "really bad"?

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Original post by Nikko_Bertoa
Express Edition es really bad!!!!!
I disagree, and would suggest that rather than "really bad" a more appropriate term might be "best freely available IDE available for Windows".

Care to share with us what it is that makes you dislike it?

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Visual C++ Express Edition:

- DB <= 4GB
- Only uses 1 CPU
- Only uses 1 GB RAM
- Haven't SQL Agent
- Only for non-commercial purposes


You think I hate Microsoft and Visual Studio, but you are wrong. I use Visual C++ Professional Edition and i love it :)

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Original post by Nikko_Bertoa
Visual C++ Express Edition:

- DB <= 4GB
- Only uses 1 CPU
- Only uses 1 GB RAM
- Haven't SQL Agent
- Only for non-commercial purposes


You think I hate Microsoft and Visual Studio, but you are wrong. I use Visual C++ Professional Edition and i love it :)

- Most people don't need to use databases for game development
- Even the professional version doesn't use more than one CPU as far as I know? (Which is what I use too)
- Wrong. It'll use as much RAM as it needs, not just 1GB
- Most people don't need SQL for game development
- Wrong. You can do what you like with the compiled file, you can sell it if you like

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