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I didn't see anything when searching the site, so I just thought to mention my new discovery that Visual Studio 2012 Express (specifically c++) seems to support desktop projects (but we already knew that) as well as 64-bit compilation out of the box without any legal uncertainties (this I didn't know). And it runs on Windows 7. So I think I will finally upgrade from VS 2008! I'm very happy about this!

I wonder does anyone know if it will support openmp in express versions?

Anyway this is happy news! Edited by achild

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Why you weren't using VS 2010?

OpenMP is quite advanced feature, I wouldn't put up too much hopes it would be free.

Afterall, VS 2010 Express did NOT have button "Open Solution Folder", you had to navigate manually in the Explorer, seriously Microsoft? Edited by Ripiz

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I just downloaded it today actually, it seems quite nice. The overall aesthetic seems more appealing, and the intellisense is a big improvement as well!

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Afterall, VS 2010 Express did NOT have button "Open Solution Folder", you had to navigate manually in the Explorer, seriously Microsoft?


Don't know about the express edition, but I'm using VS2010 Pro here and it's available on the right click menu on the solution.

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Is anyone doing Metro apps with it?

No experience with it here, but I am pretty interested in making at least a couple basic games just for fun. I too wonder does anyone have any input on how intuitive the process and learning curve is. Edited by achild

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... And it runs on Windows 7 ...

Wait ... i have not payed much attention, so please someone enlighten me ... is XP disallowed/unsupported? If so, will it stay so?

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[quote name='achild' timestamp='1348855577' post='4984802']
... And it runs on Windows 7 ...

Wait ... i have not payed much attention, so please someone enlighten me ... is XP disallowed/unsupported? If so, will it stay so?
[/quote]

The system requirements page states that windows 7 or windows 8 are supported.

By the way, I'm tempted to install this on my home laptop, but I have to ask you guys who tried it... On this laptop, VS2010 sometimes behaves very sluggish. Does 2012 seem to have fixed some performance issues, or are there even more performance issues now?

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There are seperate express editions for metro and desktop so get the right one for your platform.

Also, express editions now come with static code analysis, basic rule set. This is a really nice feature.

express editions can open solutions made by the paid for editions, and can open setting's file's too.

I am not sure about this one, but it seems like express will allow you to use addons as well.



[quote name='tanzanite7' timestamp='1348867359' post='4984868']
[quote name='achild' timestamp='1348855577' post='4984802']
... And it runs on Windows 7 ...

Wait ... i have not payed much attention, so please someone enlighten me ... is XP disallowed/unsupported? If so, will it stay so?
[/quote]

The system requirements page states that windows 7 or windows 8 are supported.

By the way, I'm tempted to install this on my home laptop, but I have to ask you guys who tried it... On this laptop, VS2010 sometimes behaves very sluggish. Does 2012 seem to have fixed some performance issues, or are there even more performance issues now?
[/quote]

It isn't any slower for sure.

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