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  • Visual Studio 6.0 (VC++ 6.0)

    90 63.83%
  • Visual Studio .net 2002 (VC++ 7.0)

    10 7.09%
  • Visual Studio .net 2003 (VC++ 7.1)

    57 40.43%
  • Visual Studio .net 2005 (Beta)

    15 10.64%
  • Older VC++ versions (5.0, 4.0, 1.5...)

    3 2.13%
  • Other vendors (Borland etc.)

    1 0.71%
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Thread: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

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    Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    Hi all,

    I'm currently having a closer look at the Visual C++ 2005 (Whidbey) Beta 2 - and I admit that I'm surprised (both positively and negatively) to see how Visual Studio has developed away from version 6.0 in the meantime.

    I also remember that a survey conducted somewhere here in the forums (I'm unable to find it, though) last year or so showed that a rather high percentage of developers (myself included) is still using VC++ 6.0. Besides that, all of my last three customers have equally been using version 6.0 (for various reasons), although it entered the marketplace as early as 1998, and Visual Studio .net 2002 (VC++ 7.0) is available for three years now.

    I've started this poll to get a more recent picture about the percentage of developers still using older versions, and also to know the reasons for that. So if you are using any pre-.net version, please add a short comment telling why you are doing so.

    Please note: By "using" the product, I mean the actual use in productive environments, not for evaluation purposes etc.

    Thanks for your time,
    Guido
    Last edited by gstercken; April 24th, 2005 at 07:05 PM.

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    I am using VS.Net 2003. ( Would not want to go back to VC 6.0 due to some libs)
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    I am also using VS.Net 2003. No other reason than It's new

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    well, using both VS 6 and VS .net 2003

    Because there are still a lot of developers using VS6. Of course, VS .net has a much better user interface (at least, I think it has), and has some great new features.

    However, it is not as stable as VS6. But when I am debugging multithreaded in VS6, the system crashes too, so I don't go for VS6 for it's stability.

    Just because at my work they are using VS6.

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    VS.NET version 7.1

    Reason:
    1. Improved ANSI compliance in Standard Libraries.
    2. Web Services

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    VS6 and VS.NET 2002.

    VS6 is still needed to support apps created in VS6.

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    VS6.0 and 7.1, but the later has some issues/bugs, i don't know. Sometimes it drives me crazy... Like I put the point to write the member function of an object and the cursor jumps at the beginning of the file in the #includes. I must close the file and open it again to work. I know this topic is not about this, but I just wanted to share that, to release the stress caused by the IDE... (there are other things too)
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    VC 6.0

    Old habbits die hard
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by cilu
    Like I put the point to write the member function of an object and the cursor jumps at the beginning of the file in the #includes. I must close the file and open it again to work. I know this topic is not about this, but I just wanted to share that, to release the stress caused by the IDE... (there are other things too)
    Well, to tell the truth, the topic is exactly about this, and I'm thankful for your input. Actually, what I'm trying to do with this poll is to collect reasons why people still refrain from using VC++ 7.x, also to be able to provide feedback to the Whidbey development team.

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    VC6. Because of my company's policy: Never change too much. Never touch a running (developing) system.....
    BTW: just changed from Win98 to XP.

    Marc

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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    I'm still using VC++ 6.0.

    There are some reasons I don't like VC++ 7, one is that resource editor was changed, looking now like for VB, (IMO harder to set properties).
    Another one is that it requires to redistribute release versions of MFC libraries for some target OSs.
    More about,... when I'll begin use it.
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by ovidiucucu
    There are some reasons I don't like VC++ 7, one is that resource editor was changed, looking now like for VB, (IMO harder to set properties).
    Exactly my first reaction. Now I like it more than the 6.0 IDE.

    Quote Originally Posted by guido
    Well, to tell the truth, the topic is exactly about this, and I'm thankful for your input.
    In this case, have a look here. Sometimes I do silly mistakes but this time I'm sure it's the 7.x IDE again.
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by gstercken
    reasons why people still refrain from using VC++ 7.x
    I have deployed manny apps using VC6.0 and except my own bugs&mistakes I had no other problems. Being a new version I assume VS 7 still has some problems and as I haven't had the time to tinker with VS 7 I don't want to use the end-users of my apps as testers.
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by cilu
    Exactly my first reaction. Now I like it more than the 6.0 IDE.
    I use sometimes the VB IDE also, so I know what I'm saying. It's not just a question of "habits" and/or "first impression".
    But, that's it. Everytime young boys accommodate faster to bad things.
    Last edited by ovidiucucu; April 25th, 2005 at 07:59 AM.
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    Re: Which versions of VC++ are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by ovidiucucu
    I use sometimes the VB IDE also, so I know what I'm saying. It's not just a question of "habits" and/or "first impression".
    But, that's it. Everytime young boys accommodate faster to bad things.
    The VB.NET IDE is a little bit different than VC++ (and VC#) in terms of events; it is similar to VB6.0. That part I don't like either. But that's VB.NET not VC++.NET.
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