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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual C++ Certification Objectives. 1 Introduction to Visual Studio. 4 Introduction to Visual C++. 6 Installation Requirements. 13 Installing Visual C++ 6.0 Using Visual Studio. 18 Installing the MSDN Library and InstallShield. 26 Server Tools. 30 Service Packs. 34 From the Classroom. . 37 Certification Summary. 38 Two-Minute Drill 39 Certification Objectives Using Microsoft Visual C++ and Visual Studio Installing Visual C++ Development Tools Welcome to your first steps toward achieving success with the Visual C++ 6.0 Desktop exam. Whether you’re a long-time C++ programmer or new to Visual C++, you’re bound to be impressed by what’s included in Visual C++ 6.0 and the sheer power and performance of this development platform. We will build your knowledge of Visual C++ 6.0 throughout this book. This chapter will start you off with an overview of the development tools included in the various editions of Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Studio. As we’ll see, Visual C++ 6.0 can be purchased by itself, or as part of the Visual Studio suite of products. Although Visual C++ 6.0 is available in each package, the products and tools available in each are quite different. To give you even more decisions on acquiring Visual C++ 6.0, you also have a choice of three editions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. From here, we’ll discuss how to install Visual C++ 6.0, and the minimal system requirements for different editions. This will ensure that Visual C++ 6.0 is properly installed and ready for use. Finally, we’ll delve into how to acquire and install service packs which resolve known issues with your installation of Visual C++ 6.0 and other products in the Visual Studio suite. Using Microsoft Visual C++ and Visual Studio The first steps to using Visual C++ 6.0 are acquiring it, knowing what tools are available, and knowing what those tools are for. The first of these steps may seem simple at face value, until you realize that Visual C++ 6.0 is available for purchase as its own package or as part of the Visual Studio suite of products. Beyond this, Visual C++ 6.0 is also available in three different editions: · Standard The Standard edition includes the basic products and tools for creating applications. This edition also includes tutorials and samples, and is often the best choice for programmers who are just learning how to program with Visual C++. · Professional The Professional edition includes products and tools for creating applications, and is geared toward developers of desktop applications. · Enterprise The Enterprise edition includes products and tools for creating applications, but has additional features geared toward enterprise development....
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