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Hi,

My question is not technical.

I am wondering what is exactly visual C++ and visual studio?

what is the difference between visual C++ and "ordinary" C++?

Is visual Studio just a IDE or a compiler?

Can I compile a program written in visual C++ using GNU G++ or CodeWarriors compiler?

and while we are at it, could you also briefly tell me what is exactly the who .NET thing?

Thank you for your help.


Adrien  

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Hi,
 Visual studio gives you an IDE and uses Microsoft developed compilers depending on the type of project. using which you could write a VC++ code. VC++ is basically C++ with added facilities provided by Microsoft to develop software for Windows.

You could compile a code developed on Visual Studio on any other IDE only when the code is not having any platform dependent functionality.

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