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I'm using C++(2003) and DirectX9. I've decided to modernize my code, some of which has been written in the 90's. I'm dumping directplay for Raknet etc. I wanted to use VS 2008. Which version of VS do you guys think I should use? I as still going to using C++ for language? I heard a lot of people say they are using free Express version. But I read off Amazons site that even the professional version didn't cover all of c++. This is what Amazon say about VS 2008 pro at the bottom of the desc. Notes: Microsoft Visual SourceSafe available for purchase separately Does not include support for C++ projects Software Assurance provided through MSDN Subscription Offline documentation available as a separate download Limited support for native C++ code, intended to be used only for visualization and documentation Does not include Code Coverage; C++ support is limited

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VS 2008 Professional (and the C++ Express edition, too) has full support for native C++. Don't worry, Microsoft is always trying to advertise for C# and everything else with a .net behind the name ...

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Visual C++ Express should be sufficient. I have no idea what the Amazon commenter meant about "not supporting all of C++" but he's likely wrong -- insofar as any C++ compiler supports 'all of C++' (which is basically none).

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VS 2008 Professional (and the C++ Express edition, too) has full support for native C++. Don't worry, Microsoft is always trying to advertise for C# and everything else with a .net behind the name ...

The disambiguation was likely a contributing factor to why they took ".NET" off the Visual Studio product line, favoring the annual annotations instead.

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