Re: Visual C++ wont autcomplete?

"David Ching" <>
Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:54:34 -0700
"Bo Persson" <> wrote in message

Sure, but how does this justify removing C++ features from the IDE??

I don't miss many if any of the features that were removed, because many of
them were relocated to different parts of the product, or I use Visual
Assist to make up the difference. I do think some of the features don't
work as well as they used to, but nothing I can't accomodate. For me, the
main drawback to VS2005 is the performance of both IDE and compiler. It's
about half speed of VC6.

It is strange that this heavy "customer demand" forced MS into a marketing
stunt, promoting .NET as the greatest thing since even *before* sliced

In the video interview, the managers seems to have just recently realized
that, despite all this, not everyone write managed desktop apps for Vista.
Some people write server code, and don't care about interop assemblies or
transparent controls. They would really want a C++ compiler good enough to
move apps from Linux to Windows Server. Oops!

A company the size of MS, could be able to have more than one focus at a

Well, that's the rub of it. Someone at MS realized they could not afford to
continue to have multiple environments for different products, so they
created Visual Studio out of VC/VB/VI/VJ, and probably some others I'm
forgetting. Along the way they threw in a great XML editor. The release
cycles at MS are very, very long, and even a company the size of MS (or
perhaps due to its large size), MS could not continue to afford to have
"more than one focus at a time." At least that's how I see it.

And I really do like being able to use VS for all my needs and not have to
learn slightly different IDE's for each one. A few years ago, I tried
Embedded Visual C++ (to develop Pocket PC apps) and found the IDE to be just
different enough from VC6 to be very annoying. I'm really glad they put
mobile apps development into the core Visual Studio.

-- David

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