Chapter 2. Dive Into® Visual C++® 2008 Express


Seeing is believing.


Form ever follows function.

 --Louis Henri Sullivan

Intelligence the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.

 --Henri-Louis Bergson


In this chapter, you will learn:

  • The basics of the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that assists you in writing, running and debugging your Visual C++ programs.

  • Visual Studio’s help features.

  • Key commands contained in the IDE’s menus and toolbars.

  • The purpose of the various kinds of windows in the Visual Studio 2008 IDE.

  • What visual programming is and how it simplifies and speeds program development.

  • To create, compile and execute a simple Visual C++ program that displays text ...

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