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well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<

Mar 16 '07 #1
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ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<
Visual Studio has C++ as one of its languages. Just ignore the rest.
For more questions on Visual Studio, try 'microsoft.public.vc.*' forums.

V
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Mar 16 '07 #2

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Victor Bazarov wrote:
ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<

Visual Studio has C++ as one of its languages. Just ignore the rest.
For more questions on Visual Studio, try 'microsoft.public.vc.*' forums.

V
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Please remove capital 'A's when replying by e-mail
I do not respond to top-posted replies, please don't ask
ok..but like where should i go? is there a website which can tell me
how to get from step 1 (say starting the visual studios) to step #
when i debug and test out my code?

i know this sounds very basic to you all (i think) but it's pretty
scary shit for me

Mar 16 '07 #3

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ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
Victor Bazarov wrote:
>Visual Studio has C++ as one of its languages. Just ignore the rest.
For more questions on Visual Studio, try 'microsoft.public.vc.*' forums.
>
ok..but like where should i go? is there a website which can tell me
how to get from step 1 (say starting the visual studios) to step #
when i debug and test out my code?
The tutorials that come with VC. Also MSDN. However, this is OT in
comp.lang.c++. Victor has given you a suggestion for some newsgroups
where it would be appropriate (namely the microsoft.public.vc.* hierarchy).
Also, please trim sigs when cutting and pasting (sigs are the stuff
below the -- line).
Mar 16 '07 #4

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ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
Victor Bazarov wrote:
>ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
>>well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<
Visual Studio has C++ as one of its languages. Just ignore the rest.
For more questions on Visual Studio, try 'microsoft.public.vc.*' forums.
ok..but like where should i go? is there a website which can tell me
how to get from step 1 (say starting the visual studios) to step #
when i debug and test out my code?

i know this sounds very basic to you all (i think) but it's pretty
scary shit for me
There are some "walkthroughs" available at Microsoft's msdn site

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...cd(VS.80).aspx
Mar 16 '07 #5

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ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
ok..but like where should i go? is there a website which can tell me
how to get from step 1 (say starting the visual studios) to step #
when i debug and test out my code?

i know this sounds very basic to you all (i think) but it's pretty
scary shit for me
It comes with an enormous amount of documentation in the help. Push F1
to see if you installed the help. Start reading the help under Visual C++.

But the built in help is for people who know C++. Check out the book
recommendations in this newsgroup and its FAQ for learning the C++ language.

--
Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

Mar 16 '07 #6

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On 2007-03-16 16:18, ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<
To get up an running: Start VS, File->New->Project. In the tree to the
left, Visual C++ -General -Empty Project. Enter a name for the
project. Next step is to add a file (or more), in the Solution Explorer
(usually to the left, could be on the right, right-click in the folder
named Source Files and select Add-New Item. In the dialog choose
Visual C++ -Code -C++ File (.cpp), give it a name and press Add. You
are now ready to code.

To build you code press Ctrl+Shift+B, to run the program press Ctrl+F5,
to start it in debug-mode use just F5.

You'll discover more features as you go, and by reading the documentation.

Happy coding.

--
Erik Wikström
Mar 16 '07 #7

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Erik Wikström wrote:
On 2007-03-16 16:18, ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<

To get up an running: Start VS, File->New->Project. In the tree to the
left, Visual C++ -General -Empty Project. Enter a name for the
project. Next step is to add a file (or more), in the Solution Explorer
(usually to the left, could be on the right, right-click in the folder
named Source Files and select Add-New Item. In the dialog choose
Visual C++ -Code -C++ File (.cpp), give it a name and press Add. You
are now ready to code.

To build you code press Ctrl+Shift+B, to run the program press Ctrl+F5,
to start it in debug-mode use just F5.

You'll discover more features as you go, and by reading the documentation.

Happy coding.
thanks a lot, but now after i ctrl+shift+B i get this error

"1>.\test.cpp(3) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file:
'iostream.h': No such file or directory"

i did everything you have said, i think it's because i should choose
Win32 when i make a new project and not general...is that it? because
in school i remembered i had to use Win32...

Mar 17 '07 #8

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<ya*********@yahoo.comwrote:
thanks a lot, but now after i ctrl+shift+B i get this error

You have already been given useful suggestions as to where to get help.
Follow those suggestions. I would add that searching Google *groups* might
be helpful.
Mar 17 '07 #9

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On 2007-03-17 08:01, ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
Erik Wikström wrote:
>On 2007-03-16 16:18, ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<

To get up an running: Start VS, File->New->Project. In the tree to the
left, Visual C++ -General -Empty Project. Enter a name for the
project. Next step is to add a file (or more), in the Solution Explorer
(usually to the left, could be on the right, right-click in the folder
named Source Files and select Add-New Item. In the dialog choose
Visual C++ -Code -C++ File (.cpp), give it a name and press Add. You
are now ready to code.

To build you code press Ctrl+Shift+B, to run the program press Ctrl+F5,
to start it in debug-mode use just F5.

You'll discover more features as you go, and by reading the documentation.

Happy coding.

thanks a lot, but now after i ctrl+shift+B i get this error

"1>.\test.cpp(3) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file:
'iostream.h': No such file or directory"
In any modern C++ compiler you should use

#include <iostream>

without the .h at the end, this goes for all standard library files, if
this is not in whatever book you are learning from than I suggest that
you throw it away since it's hoplessly out of date.

--
Erik Wikström
Mar 17 '07 #10

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Erik Wikström wrote:
On 2007-03-17 08:01, ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
Erik Wikström wrote:
On 2007-03-16 16:18, ya*********@yahoo.com wrote:
well ok, im pretty new to c++, i have -a lot- of exp in programming in
VBA (visual basic for app) for excel to make macros

so i picked up a new course for computing which handles c++ only, i
tried it in school and know how to work it more or less

sadly, my dad got me the visual studios 2005 while i only used visual
c++ in school and im at a TOTAL loss to wat to do and how to go around
to only using c++ (no c# etc)

can someone tell me how to use it? >.<

To get up an running: Start VS, File->New->Project. In the tree to the
left, Visual C++ -General -Empty Project. Enter a name for the
project. Next step is to add a file (or more), in the Solution Explorer
(usually to the left, could be on the right, right-click in the folder
named Source Files and select Add-New Item. In the dialog choose
Visual C++ -Code -C++ File (.cpp), give it a name and press Add. You
are now ready to code.

To build you code press Ctrl+Shift+B, to run the program press Ctrl+F5,
to start it in debug-mode use just F5.

You'll discover more features as you go, and by reading the documentation.

Happy coding.
thanks a lot, but now after i ctrl+shift+B i get this error

"1>.\test.cpp(3) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file:
'iostream.h': No such file or directory"

In any modern C++ compiler you should use

#include <iostream>

without the .h at the end, this goes for all standard library files, if
this is not in whatever book you are learning from than I suggest that
you throw it away since it's hoplessly out of date.
hmm the teacher taught me to use <iostream.ho well, i will just have
to tell him he's out of date ^^
guess it all works out now! i played around with it a bit and i'm
moving along very well

im so happy i managed to work the programme out a big THANKS to all
you guys, ya really made my day ^^

-hug-

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