View Full Version : Is Visual C++ good ?
09-17-01, 05:36 PM
Like the title said, is it good or not ? I heard some people saying it sucked, others that said it was good, so ...
PS: is it better than Visual Basic 6 ? Or equal ? Or suckier ?
09-17-01, 11:36 PM
VB is a windows exclusive programming language. I think you may be able to download software so that you can use vb programs in Linux, but it's HIGHLY doubtful.
I'd definitely go with the C++ route, but perhaps not Visual C++, unless you've had a little background in programming before. I've seen the code, and it's tough to a beginner.
Proof that VB isn't so hot, from MS themself (never have to memorize correct procedure syntax again?! That's most of the fun of programming!):
Visual Studio is a great environment, even if you're just doing console stuff. You can do like I did and pick up a $7 copy of Visual Studio mag that comes with a free Visual Studio.net Beta 2 DVD to learn from, basically you just can't distribute any apps you write with it.
09-17-01, 11:52 PM
Geez, I'm a bit of a hypocrite. I don't like VB, but I installed the compiler for it. :rolleyes: Oh, well.. nice to make a pretty proggie quickly, I guess. I mess with it in class, when I'm supposed to be fussing over MS Word.
It is good for making a program quickly - I'll grant that. But, in my opinion, C, C++, and Visual C++ are more versatile languages.
where did you pick up the VS mag, sfa? I haven't seen any of those, and the brochures I have for subscriptions are, well, old..
I got mine at Borders. It has Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C#, and some web scripting stuff. And lots of docs.
09-17-01, 11:59 PM
**Mental Note to Self: Go to Borders**
**Mental Note to Self #2: Stop making mental notes out loud**
Thanks, sfa. I'll be sure to look there for it. Sounds like a handy magazine.
Actually, I found the magazine to be horrible, but the dvd was nice. :)
09-20-01, 05:25 PM
**mentel note to self: go to borders** :D
09-20-01, 07:38 PM
I use visual basics 6 in my school classes such as adv. prog c++. at home i use dev c++ by bloodshed which is a free compiler. i find it just as useful as visual c++
09-20-01, 08:07 PM
damn! i went to borders and wheni fount the visual studo mag, it didnt come with a dvd!(or cd for that matter) what happend?
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