View Full Version : Best C++ IDE?

11-08-2008, 12:00 AM
hey guys

I am learning C++ in school, and they gave us a crappy version of

microsoft visual c++ 6.0

i was wondering what are the best IDE's for C++ that are

Paid for.

11-08-2008, 05:13 AM
It is all about personal preference, you can get Visual C++ Express 2008 for free off Microsoft's website. You can buy the full the version of Visual Studio as well. I think it is pretty decent IDE.

Code::Blocks is the other IDE I use it works on Windows and Linux.

I would recommend at least looking at the express version I mentioned since Visual C++ 6.0 came out 10 years ago.

11-08-2008, 05:15 AM
Yea thanks i just downloaded express 2008!

11-08-2008, 08:58 PM
Well I ran into a problem

I use #include <iostream> for all of our Comp Sci projects

how do i get that for Microsft Express 08?

11-08-2008, 09:21 PM
On the information page it should have talked about what you need to do with Visual C++ Express if you want to write native C++. It certainly said that for the 2005 version. Do you remember it talking about the Windows Platform SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e6e1c3df-a74f-4207-8586-711ebe331cdc&DisplayLang=en)? You need to download and install that since they don't bundle it with the express version.

11-08-2008, 09:24 PM
Wow thanks alot Oraceguy

you are a savior