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advantages of visual studio in C++

Discussion in 'C, C++, C#' started by vishaltuli09, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. vishaltuli09

    vishaltuli09 Newbie

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    i have recently installed microsoft visual studio
    A friend of mine told me that i can work on c++ hear in visual studio
    i need to know what are the advantages of visual studio in terms of C++
     
  2. DarkPixel

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    I don't have much C++ experience to be more specific, but the tools and functionality Visual Studio provides can make you very very productive.

    It is very extendable, has tons of plugins, is fast and has great intelligent code completion (intellisense).
     
  3. bitm0de

    bitm0de Newbie

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    I still think that the syntax highlighting is a bit slow with Visual Studio, along with startup time to load and initialize all the extensions/plugins, and basic stuff that the IDE requires. But hands down, the Microsoft compiler that comes packaged with it creates some of the best code output for Windows. Advantages? not too sure really... It does implement a lot of the newer C++11/14 features, but lacks a few important ones as well such as constexpr last I checked. If you really want to have more of the updated C++ standards features, I would suggest GCC or clang. For Windows you'll be using a port of GCC called Mingw, and I would suggest getting the mingw-w64 repository build.

    I ran into some bugs with code formatting when using lambda's too recently which were submitted to Microsoft in hopes that they would come out with patches for VS 2015 before the official release.
     
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  4. nester0

    nester0 Newbie

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    intellisense, great debugger to step through code, the gui is solid.

    If you are a beginner and do not have knowledge on compilers and the low level workings all of your code will have bugs galore.



    my question is why do you want to learn C++? are you interested in network programming? software?
     
  5. bretonel

    bretonel Junior Member

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    Well, if you want to code c++ in windows, this is your best choice in terms of usability, as nester0 said.