Visual C++ 6 or .NET?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by CHiLLaXen, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    I'm thinking about getting one of these programs for doing assignments for school. Should I buy VC++6 or go ahead and get .NET? I won't be needing Visual Basic, C#, or anything else from .NET, just for C++.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    How much is the price difference? Have you looked into academic discounts?
    I would say go for VS .NET if it isn't too much more, since you might feel you want to learn one of the .NET languages somewhere down the line.
    Moreover, the debugger in VS .NET is a lot better than the one in VS 6.0, and it can be a god-send when working on large projects with multiple classes and files.
     
  3. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    Don't know the price difference as I did not look up the prices at school yet (I was going to buy it at the school bookstore.) But you make .NET sounds alot better, so I'm leaning towards .NET right now. :)