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Getting Started with Visual C++

This section of the documentation helps you get started with using Visual C++ 2008.

What's New in Visual C++ 2008

Outlines the new features in Visual C++, including the language, libraries, and development environment.

Supported Platforms (Visual C++)

Lists the platforms that applications built by using Visual C++ 2008 can be targeted to.

Visual C++ Settings

Discusses the default settings when starting up Visual Studio the first time and selecting the Visual C++ settings.

Breaking Changes

Lists the breaking changes in Visual C++ 2008.

Visual C++ Walkthroughs

Lists the walkthroughs that give step-by-step instructions for common scenarios.

Visual C++ Editions

Describes features available in different editions of Visual C++.

Visual C++ Guided Tour

Provides introductory topics on the various types of projects you can create using Visual C++, as well as an introduction to the Visual Studio IDE.

How Do I in Visual C++

Provides categorized lists of Help pages that address key programming tasks of interest to Visual C++ developers.

Previous Product Changes

Describes the changes in Visual C++ in previous releases.

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