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OzzY



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There is this download from MS: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E6E1C3DF-A74F-4207-8586-711EBE331CDC&displaylang=en

What does it add that the VS Express doesn't have?

Also, what does the Pro version of VS adds that the Express doesn't have?

Thanks
Post 06 Jun 2009, 22:50
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Chewy509



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Depends on the language.

If talking VC++, then the express only has .NET and 32bit application support, while the Pro version lets you build 64bit native applications.

The Pro version also gives you extensions for source control (CVS, SVN, etc), plug-in support, ability to connect to SQL server and IIS directly to aid in application development, etc. But saying that the Express Edn will do 90-95% of what most app developers need.

The Windows SDK is not entirely necessary if building very basic .NET applications, but once you get off the beaten track and are calling *.dlls (via DllImport), the SDK becomes helpful for the documentation.

Also something the note, the Windows Vista and 2008 SDK both come with C compilers that will emit 64bit native code! But can only be used from the command line.
Post 08 Jun 2009, 23:42
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Borsuc



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Borsuc
You know what I hate about Windows and Microsoft C compilers?
Too much shit to download in order to compile a program.
Post 09 Jun 2009, 20:40
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drhowarddrfine



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Yep. And then it changes. It's why I quit.
Post 09 Jun 2009, 21:25
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Borsuc



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Oh yeah I almost forgot about the incompatibilities even between their SDKs, worst thing is that the old stuff gets discontinued so your old apps won't compile without modifications anymore. Rolling Eyes

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Post 09 Jun 2009, 23:01
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Chewy509



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drhowarddrfine wrote:
Yep. And then it changes. It's why I quit.

Nothing like POSIX compliance is there? It's a pity Microsoft can't put the stick in the sand, and say "this is the standard we will support for the entire life of the Windows NT line". But then again, how could they continue to make money, if it's not the for the continued compiler/SDK revisions, TechEd and other conferences?

The only thing I tend to dislike about *nix programming in general are the slight differences between Sun/BSD/HP-UX/AIX/Linux worlds... If however you stick to the 1 platform, things are relatively stable.
Post 09 Jun 2009, 23:22
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Vasilev Vjacheslav



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Vasilev Vjacheslav
AFAIK, in express version you can't edit resource section
Post 10 Jun 2009, 15:33
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