Chapter 1. Hello C++!

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Recognize C++ functions.

  • Recognize C++ keywords and identifiers.

  • Create a C++ application.

Welcome to the exciting world of programming Microsoft .NET with Microsoft Visual C++. This chapter introduces the C++/CLI language and shows you how to perform simple input/output (I/O).

What is C++/CLI?

C++/CLI is a version of the C++ programming language designed to run on the .NET Framework. It has been available since Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and is the subject of an international standard. You can find details of the ECMA standard at http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-372.htm.

To achieve this, some changes had to be made to standard C++. There are some ...

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