Visual 2008

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

  1. Sparky49

    Thread Starter Well-Known 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

    Distinguished 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.