vista compatible c/c++ ide

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  1. pradeep008

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    Feb 27, 2008
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    hi guys,can u please help me in finding a free vista compatible c/c++ ide
    reply me as soon as possible.thanx
     
  2. Dave

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    For C++ you could look at Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/

    If you are a student you may want to look at something called DreamSpark from MS that will give you the full professional version of the above software for free: https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/

    As for recommending a C IDE, it might be best to know your application focus before recommending anything.

    Dave
     
  3. chesart1

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    There is a C-Free compiler on the web at www.programarts.com. I would advice you to ask if the C-Free compiler is Windows Vista compatible before downloading. In the beta version, they had a problem with a C-Free memory violation error occurring during a program edit. As of 2/14/2008, this error was not corrected.

    I've been using the C-Free beta version for a month now without much difficulty. The error message did not affect my small programs.

    C-Free is shareware.

    John
     
  4. Dave

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    John, didn't you succeed in running it in compatibility mode under Vista? Or did you find that that produced problems?

    Dave
     
  5. Colin Mac

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    MSVC++ 2008 is fine for C too.
     
  6. Dave

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  7. Colin Mac

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    Yeah, and in 2008 it's much easier now, all you need to do is rename the .cpp file to .c.
     
  8. Dave

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    Thanks for the information Colin. At work we recently got a license for the full VS2008 Professional so this might come in handy.

    Dave
     
  9. chesart1

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    I have not tried that because the beta version is running fine for my purposes. Installing the C-Free compiler would cause the beta version to be deleted. However, I contacted the software developers at the site and they assured me that they would email me when the C-Free compiler is debugged and released.

    John
     
  10. Dave

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    Thanks for the information, John. Be sure to let us know.

    Dave
     
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