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    Question download and install vc++ 6.0

    Hi,
    i have vb6.0 software installed in my pc now i also want visual c++ 6.0 .
    can any one plz tell me from where can i download visual c++ 6.0 and how should i install it.

    thanx in advance.............................

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    If you don't have a registered copy of VS 6 you need to buy it. Visual Studio is not free. But if you want to buy it, I advice you to buy a newer version. VC6 is almost 11 years old.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    Actually, VC6.0 was initially released in 1998, so it's fairly 12 years old. And considering VC4.2 compiler core it's based on, the thing looks even more outdated.
    Best regards,
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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    Ditch those old vb 6.0 and c++ 6.0 -- they are old, obsolete, and somewhat buggy.

    You can get VB.NET Express and VC++ version 2010 express free for the downoading from Microsoft. You can also get free C# Express and MS SQL Server Express. All these are a lot better than what you have now. The only problem with vc++ express is that it does not come with MFC, but if you don't want that then it's not a problem afterall.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    You can get VB.NET Express and VC++ version 2010 express free for the downoading from Microsoft.
    Yeah, and the reason why they are free is that it's crippleware. All versions of VS express are crap AFAIK.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Skizmo View Post
    Yeah, and the reason why they are free is that it's crippleware. All versions of VS express are crap AFAIK.
    Well then I guess you don't know diddly. The express version uses the same compiler as all other versions. The difference between versions is the add-on stuff, not the compiler. If you aren't writing GUI prorams then the Express version is just as good as the other editions.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    And you can write GUI programs just fine if you use a framework other than MFC.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    ... and it has no resource editor

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    Like I said, if you don't want to do GUIs ... But that shouldn't be a problem if you download one of the free resource editors and resource compilers, from here for example.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    Depending on the language you're coding in the Express versions may work fine.

    Personally, I've never been hung up on the express versions not having all the features.

    I view purchasing a full version as a necessity of being able to do my job, especially since I program in several different languages using multiple technologies.

    I can't imagine using some cobbled together environment that can't do half the things I need.

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    Re: download and install vc++ 6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Skizmo View Post
    ... and it has no resource editor
    For dialog based app this works great:

    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cpp/re...px?msg=3102372

    Plus you can easily install the 7.1 sdk to do native 64 bit apps right out of the ide using vc++.
    I have vc++ 6 but I prefer the real time lint in this IDE. It needs a few more horses to run it but I have a 64 bit machine with 8 GB ram. Might as well use it.

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