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# Borland C++ vs. Visual C++

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Tszafran    122
Hi, Im in a Computer Science class and we use Borland C++ Builder 5.0, we are learning console applications and basic staff like loops, functions, structures, etc... But when I go home and try stuff like I did in Borland it doesnt work (at home I have VC++ 6.0 Standard). For example in Borland I declare... string Name="Thomas"; but in VC++ I cant do that. Also in Borland I do #include then use the gotoxy() function like gotoxy(1,1); but at home I include the same header and use the same function but it wont work. And yes I know I have the conio.h header in the include directory. So can anyone help in in these probibly very simple problems? Thanks

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DarkAvenger    122
gotoxy is *not* declared in Visual C++'s conio.h header file, but it is in Borland's. So, it's not through any error of yours, only the actual function is not declared in the header shipped with Visual C++.

As for the other problem, I'm not sure about whether I'm right, but I believe you have a problem with

string Name="Thomas";

because string is a member of the Standard Template Library. I'm not so sure about how to use string, maybe someone else can help you there .

Hope I was of some help !

Edited by - DarkAvenger on November 8, 2001 11:39:26 PM

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Martee    476
  #include using namespace std;int main(int argc, char* argv[]){ string name = "Thomas"; return 0;}

Works for me ...

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Tszafran    122
That string example above didnt not work with me, weird. Also were would I be able to find the Microsoft version of Borlands gotoXY function (if possible)?

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Null and Void    1088
Try this:
  void gotoxy(int x, int y) { HANDLE hConsole = GetStdHandle(STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE); COORD Pos = { x, y }; SetConsoleCursorPosition(hConsole, Pos);}

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amreshr    122

Amresh
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Kneelz    122
I think your school should buy VS 7.0, with Product Activation it will rock!

Kneelz

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Arild Fines    968
To the best of my knowledge, no product activation scheme is planned for VS.NET(VS 7.0)

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - - Stephen Roberts

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Kneelz    122
WHAT? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ...

Kneelz

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DanG    122
quote:
Original post by Arild Fines
"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - - Stephen Roberts

NICE QUOTE. WHERE IT FROM?