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Porting and Upgrading Programs

Porting means opening an application for the first time in Visual C++. Upgrading means opening in the current version of Visual C++ a project that was created in an earlier version.

Upgrading Projects from Earlier Versions of Visual C++

Discusses how to use projects created in earlier versions of Visual C++.

Introduction to Visual C++ for UNIX Users

Provides information for UNIX users who are new to Visual C++ and want to become productive with it.

Porting from UNIX to Win32

Discusses options for migrating UNIX applications to Windows.

C++/CLI Migration Primer

Shows in detail how to upgrade your Managed Extensions for C++ syntax to use the new syntax. For more information, see New Language Features.

Note Note

An ActiveX control compiled by using Visual C++ 6.0, when embedded in a dialog box in a project developed by using Visual C++, may cause your program to assert at run time. In this situation, open the ATL or MFC project associated with the ActiveX control in Visual C++, and recompile it.. The assert will be in the file occcont.cpp, on this line in source: ASSERT(IsWindow(pTemp->m_hWnd)).

Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2013

Provides links to topics that show how to use Visual C++ to create Windows-based and .NET Framework-based applications.