Re: Getting Started with a Visual Studio C++ 2013 IDE

Victor Bazarov <v.bazarov@comcast.invalid>
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:42:21 -0500
On 2/1/2014 3:19 PM, Tobias M??ller wrote:

"W. eWatson" <> wrote:

Been at that link, but it didn't help. I think there are just too many
variety of editions for Visual Studio.

I just installed 2010, and see there's a video in it for Beginner
Developers. Cleverly the title is for the 2008 Express Edition. A little
examination here shows me this isn't going to help me. Sigh!

 From VS 2005 to VS 2010 there are only minor differences regarding the user
interface. Especially when it comes to the basic concepts. Most notable
improvements in VS 2010 are IMO the much better intellisense (on-the-fly
analysis for code completion, refactoring and navigation) and the profiler
that is available not only in team edition.
But for the first steps that probably not so relevant.

To answer a question in another post, no, there is no NG for it (not an
active one anyway).

I recommend getting a book. Something in line with "Visual Studio for
Dummies". They are usually well written (not that I've read any, but I
heard many people's praises) without condescension and full of easy
explanations on how to accomplish some simple tasks, which should give
the OP at least some handle on the product.

As with any other complex tool, ease comes with practice. So, start by
doing what the book says, and then try repeating those (usually simple)
steps with some variations.

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