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Major Changes from Visual C++ 6.0 to Visual C++ .NET
Microsoft Visual C++ .NET provides many new features and improvements.
In This Section
- Managed Code and Targeting the .NET Framework
- Provides links to Managed Extensions for C++ and Visual C# documentation.
- Attributed Programming
- Describes what attributes are and what you can do with them.
- C++ Compiler, Linker, and C++ Language
- Provides links and updated information about the compiler, linker, build tools, and C++ language features in Visual C++ .NET.
- Provides information about the Visual Studio debugger and links to related topics.
- Development Environment
- Describes changes in the development environment in Visual C++ .NET.
- Resource Editors
- Discusses the Image Editor toolbar and the Text Tool dialog box.
- Provides links to new content in the Visual C++ libraries, including the Active Template Library (ATL), ATL Server, C Run-Time Library, Microsoft Foundation Class Library, OLE DB Templates, Shared Classes, and the Standard C++ Library.
- Deployment and Redistribution of an Application
- Provides links to deployment and redistribution information for Visual Studio .NET.
- Visual C++ .NET Samples
- Provides links to the samples that are provided with Visual C++ .NET.
- Visual C++ .NET 2003 Frequently Asked Questions
- Answers questions about what's new in Visual C++ .NET 2003.
- Getting Started
- Provides links to areas that help you get started with Visual C++.
- 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.
- Visual C++ Reference
- Provides links to topics describing the C and C++ language references, the libraries provided with Visual C++, the Visual C++ Extensibility Model, and the Microsoft Macro Assembler (MASM).
- Introducing Visual Studio .NET
- Describes the complete set of development tools that all use the same integrated development environment (IDE), allowing them to share tools and facilitates in the creation of mixed-language solutions.