Upgrade to the Standard C++ Library
The Standard C++ Library encompasses the latest ANSI C++ extensions, including the Standard Template Library and a new iostream library. The Standard C++ Library provides new functionality, such as numerous algorithms that manipulate C++ objects, and a migration path for developers who want to move to the standard iostream.
Starting in Visual Studio .NET 2003, Visual C++ will no longer ship the old iostream libraries.
The Standard C++ Library is a set of header files. A list of the header files can be found in the Standard C++ Library Overview. The new header files do not have the .h extension.
Additional upgrading issues are as follows:
- Breaking Changes in the Standard C++ Library Since Visual C++ 6.0
- How do I make the Standard C++ Library the default?
- What problems can I run into when linking an earlier application?