Visual C++ .net Standard 2002
- Improved support for Web and Enterprise development
- Build and consume .NET components
- Create ActiveX controls
- Develop Internet applications
- Many new and enhanced features
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Visual C++.net is the most flexible of Microsoft's languages. The compiler primarily targets native code Windows executables, but a switch also enables compilation to MSIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language). This managed code runs under the .Net Framework's Common Language Runtime, with full access to the Framework's class library. Developers can include both managed and unmanaged code in the same project: the compiler does the necessary internal translation automatically. This feature is particularly valuable for those with existing applications that cannot be ported all at once to the .Net platform. The Visual C++.net product consists of an IDE (integrated development environment), class libraries, compiler and tools. The compiler in the Standard edition is non-optimising, so professional developers may prefer Visual Studio.Net Professional or higher. The key libraries are the MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes), which wrap the Windows API, and the ATL (Active Template Library), for efficient development of COM or ActiveX components. In addition, the bundled.Net Framework SDK has command-line compilers for Visual Basic, JScript and Visual C#, and you can also compile C# from the IDE. Despite its managed extensions, Visual C++.net does not support the Windows form designer or the Web form designer, although there is a visual dialog editor for native Windows applications. The two big changes in Visual C++.net, when compared to Visual C++.net 6.0, are support for the.Net Framework and a brand new IDE. There are minor updates to MFC and ATL, and the ability to do COM programming using attributes is a strong feature. The Standard C++.net library is updated in this version, with improved standards compliance for those building portable applications, although it is still not the best in this respect. On the other hand, it excels as a tool for building Windows applications and components, where its huge flexibility compensates for the lack of a visual form designer. The Visual C++.net IDE is outstanding, although you need to double the minimum system requirements for good performance, and note that it does not run on Windows 98 or Me. Online help is now fully integrated into the main workspace, wizards have been streamlined, and the XML designer will be useful even to those not working with the.Net Framework.--Tim Anderson
Visual C++ .NET adds productivity to C++, without losing flexibility, performance, or control. In addition to features that can speed the development process, Visual C++ .NET contains improved support for Web and enterprise development. With Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2002 Standard, developers can build and consume .NET components, create ActiveX controls, and develop Internet applications in an integrated, visual environment.
Visual C++ .NET contains new and enhanced features that enable developers to create and consume XML Web services and Web applications. Developers of all skill levels can take advantage of such features as application and class wizards for generating boilerplate code, IntelliSense for efficient and accurate coding, dynamic help for quick access to relevant documentation, a debugger, and a compiler, offering advanced options for code generation.
Managed extensions enable the C++ developer to target and consume the many services of the .NET Framework. ATL Server classes provide foundation infrastructure for creating Web sites and XML Web services. C++ attributes simplify development by minimizing repetitive boilerplate source code.