Visual C++

Useful set of tools for developing programs for Microsoft

5.9

1301 Votes

  • Category C/C++
  • Program license Free
  • Version Express 2010
  • Size 3.32 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows 2003 / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Microsoft

Visual C++ 2010 Express gives you a free set of tools that programmers can use to create their custom applications, and it makes use of the basic and expert settings. Visual C++, a powerful developer's tool, has been designed so that you have accurate and detailed control over when to build a Windows application. You can also do this from a .NET Framework, which is a managed Windows application.

As long as you understand C++, Visual C++ 2010 Express will give you no trouble at the install. The astoundingly well-designed start page means that you can find your way around in a simple fashion, and you have a new and improved code editor that simplifies the process as much as possible. However, please keep in mind that this is the express version of Visual C++. That means that some of the features you may have grown used to, like the debugging tools and the compilers, will not be available in thisl version.

Still, you have a clean and crisp new version of Visual C++ Express that is perfect for those who want to learn the language. Beginners who want to learn a secondary programming language will also find this software helpful. The software has an effective toolbox that will let you code in C++ better than ever before.

Launched in 2013, you can use this software with any type of non-commercial or commercial project, and you can build any type of application for mobile devices or the web. You have a full range of features and extensions. This software has now become the gateway to the rest of the ecosystem, and more developers are starting to rely on it. The biggest advantage of Visual C++ Express is how it has all the tools that you need to be successful with this programming language. The previous versions were not real easy on the eyes. Visual C++ Express boasts a much nicer design, and it appeals to a broader audience. The one downside that could be mentioned with this software is how it lacks the advanced features that you have with some of the other programs. That can be limiting for a programmer with more experience who wants to do more with this application.

The software also added some impressive new features. For example, the IDE has now been based on the Windows Presentation Foundation. You have support for the .NET Framework 4, and there are new language features that have also been added. When it comes to the usability, that has been improved, and the interface has been given an update that makes navigation much easier. Whenever you have an error in the code, you will see a red underline to show that a mistake has been made.

Pros

  • Has the essential tools for C++
  • More attractive than the previous versions
  • Interface is more navigable than ever before

Cons

  • Lacks advanced features for an expert programmer
  • Limited in the features because it is the express version
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