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Getting Started

This section of the documentation helps you get started with using Visual C++ .NET 2003.

In This Section

What's New
Helps you by outlining the new features in Visual C++ and discussing version upgrade and application design decisions.
Visual C++ .NET Standard Edition
Describes what is included in the Visual C++ .NET Standard Edition.
Finding Information
Provides links to topics discussing ways to more effectively use the Visual C++ documentation in MSDN and giving links to more information.

Related Sections

Porting and Upgrading
Provides links to topics describing how to create your projects for portability to other languages and platforms and how to upgrade your projects to conform to the current release of Visual C++.
Creating and Managing Visual C++ Projects
Provides links to topics describing how to use application and code wizards to create your own projects and how to employ property pages to manage your projects.
Building a C/C++ Program
Provides links to topics describing building your program from the command line or from the integrated development environment of Visual Studio.
Provides links to using the Visual Studio debugger to correct logic errors in your application or stored procedures.
Managed Extensions for C++ Programming
Provides links to topics describing the extension of the C++ language that provides support for managed programming and targeting the .NET Framework and the common language runtime.
Visual C++ Samples
Provides links to sample code showing the capabilities of Visual C++ and the libraries and technologies it supports.
Additional Resources for Visual C++ Programmers
Provides links to additional resources, such as Web sites and newsgroups.
Help on Help for Visual Studio
Explains how to use filters and provides links to topics about searching Help, using the index, and finding information in the MSDN Library.
Customizing the Development Environment
Explains how to set options for the integrated development environment (IDE), such as shortcut keys and debugging preferences.
Visual Studio .NET
Provides links into the Visual Studio documentation.