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Old 05-05-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question c c++ compiler


At this url, mentiond
list of applications written in C++.

1. Applications written for windows will use Visual C++ or any other?
whats the difference between vc++ and c++ on windows?

Suppose Adobe products developd in c++ means vc++ ?

What i want to know is if i learn c++ on linux , will i need to learn again vc++
if i want to write programs on Windows?
Old 05-05-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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Visual C++ is C++ with a few minor differences. I strongly suggest you learn standard C++ first, then move on to VC++ and the Windows API. (Or just forget windows entirely)
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C++ is the language...they are the same on linux and windows.

Visual C++ is just a tool for writing C++ code for Windows. It comes with the libraries needed to specifically program for windows, but you'll still be programming in C++.

There are other Visual C++ like tools on Windows, like Borland and Watcom.
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Thanks for your information.

So to do programming on Windows , we must learn vc++ ? or c++ is enough ?

i mean i know c++ on linux, But i can;t directly do windows GUI programing with

c++ knowledge in linux. So whats the way to do programming on Windows

without using Vc++ but using my knowledge of c++ in linux.

-Thanks for your time.
Old 05-06-2005, 06:29 AM   #5
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Think of VC as the microsoft kdevelop version. It eats C and C++, and as long as you stay within the language, most code written under linux will compile directly under VC (inline assembly will not).

Further components under linux, and their functional counterpart (roughly) under windows:

GTK : MFC (microsoft foundation classes) (there is also a windows port of GTK)
SDL: DirectDraw (for blt ops), DirectShow (video output), Direct3D (OpenGL), DirectSound (guess what)
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There are plenty of free compilers for windows that let you do non-GUI programming and GUI programming, check out


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