Buy Visual C++.NET or Visual Studio .NET?


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Tim Howells

Hi, I'm a full time C++ programmer who has been
deveoping a single application for several years.
I am using Visual C++ 6.0. I would like to update
my compiler to the latest version. I would also
like to expand my knowledge of web based programming,
with an eye towards starting to move my application
to web based version. I see that I can get the
new C++ compiler, Visual C++ .NET for a few hundred
dollars, or else a much larger package called Visual
Studio .NET for about $1000. Is the latter a superset
of the former? Does it also include the latest
Visual C# development environment as well? Sorry for
the newbie questions - i found the Microsoft promotional
material on the web very confusing. Any suggestions,
recommendations, knowledgable flames etc welcome.

Thanks,
Tim Howells
 
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Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP]

Tim said:
Hi, I'm a full time C++ programmer who has been
deveoping a single application for several years.
I am using Visual C++ 6.0. I would like to update
my compiler to the latest version. I would also
like to expand my knowledge of web based programming,
with an eye towards starting to move my application
to web based version. I see that I can get the
new C++ compiler, Visual C++ .NET for a few hundred
dollars, or else a much larger package called Visual
Studio .NET for about $1000. Is the latter a superset
of the former?
Yes.

Does it also include the latest
Visual C# development environment as well?

Yes. C++, C#, J#, Jscript.Net, VB.NET, ASP and ASP.NET are all supported
(caveat: no IDE suport for JScript.net, but it's there).
Sorry for
the newbie questions - i found the Microsoft promotional
material on the web very confusing. Any suggestions,
recommendations, knowledgable flames etc welcome.

The other thing to be aware of: "Visual C++ .NET Standard Edition" (The
only stand-alone version of VC these days) does not include the optimizing
compiler - you have to buy the full visual studio for that.

-cd
 

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