Re: Channel 9 video: Visual C++ 10 is the new 6

"Tom Serface" <>
Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:23:45 -0800
I wish they would add StartsWith() and EndsWith() to CString. I'd do it
myself, but unfortunately CString (the new one we love) is not easy to
extend these days.

Overall I find CString and .NET::String pretty on par (only that difference
between using == and .Equals() always confuses me still).


"Ajay Kalra" <> wrote in message
On Nov 19, 3:26 pm, "David Ching" <> wrote:

"Ajay Kalra" <> wrote in message

The big advantage of using a newer version of Visual Studio than VC6 is
that the C++ compiler is much newer and much more compliant with the
ISO C++ language. That means that any third-party library code that you
may want to use in your projects is much more likely to compile.

I think that alone will justify the upgrade for most. I personally
dont think MFC enhancements have amounted to much after VC6.

I can't live without CStringA/W anymore. I got tired of manually creating
manifest just to use Common Controls 6. I don't have to delete the .ncb
file nearly as much as with VC6. I like my XML color coded. When I edit
Javascript, I like that color coded also. I like the Server Explorer to
manage my databases (was that in VC6?). The missing Find/Replace in Entire
solution is irksome. Visual Assist X integrates much better than in VS6. I
got used to the Consolas font. I got used to editing true color icons (and
Icon Workshop Lite only works with VS2008).

I never realized that I take all this and more for granted when I
moved to C#/.Net.


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