Visual 2008

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by Sparky49, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Sparky49

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've recently decided to get into programming, and whilst in Waterstones the other week, I bought a book Beginning Visual C++ 2008 by Ivor Horton.

    However, I didn't relise that the only version of Visual 2008 I can download is the Express version, which the book specifically says not to use with it!

    I've tried looking, but can't find it anywhere. Can anyone supplement a link where I can download it? Or perhaps you have a CD with it which I could buy?

    I'd really appreciate some help, the book was fairly pricey, and I don't want it to be a waste. :(



    P.S. On a side note, does anyone know it Design Spark has a coin cell holder within it?
  2. nigelwright7557

    Senior Member

    May 10, 2008
    I learned C# using the Microsoft express editions and got on OK.
    Its a bit of an uphill struggle to start with but worth it.
    I stareted off by doing simple things and gradually worked up to a PCB design program with 500,000 lines of code.
    I also got a little into Direct x and XNA.