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You won''t find ''Visual C++'' for free (legally), as it is a commercial product. But if you are looking for a good C++ compiler, I would recommend MinGW. As for the visual part, you can get a nice IDE for it.

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This raises an interesting point, though... it seems that more and more people are assuming that the language is called "Visual C++" - a sign of pretty damn good advertising by Microsoft! Or is it?

I notice people doing it a lot too. I''ll always point out that there is no such language as Visual C++. How people get the impression that the language is Visual C++? I''m not sure. There''s plenty of compilers and books out there to give them other false conceptions.

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that''s right Oluseyi, I''m looking for a Visual compiler for the C++ programming language...

There''s no such thing as a "visual compiler"; the visual aspect of development is called an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and many can be used with different compilers. A good free one is Dev-C++, available at www.bloodshed.net, which integrates well with both the MinGW and Borland command-line compilers.

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There's no such thing as a "visual compiler"


What about LabView?

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I know, the thing that I don't know is, how can I design a windows window? like Visual Basic or something...


You wouldn't - you'd use notepad and make files.

I hear good things about mingw and Dev C++.

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Edited by - Magmai Kai Holmlor on December 10, 2001 12:22:30 PM

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Yes, listen to the people that tell you to use Dev-C++ with the mingw compiler. You might as well get used to the idea of coding a window rather than just drawing it (no offense to any VBers here), read the tutorials on my page or read through the game programing genesis here or read any number of other tutorials on basic windows programming.

As I''ve spoken with Martee about, there is a way to get an older version of VB "free," and it says it''s available for academic use... but I wouldn''t trust that, and since it sounds pretty sketchy to me I won''t post a link.


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