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I have a question about .vb files in C++ express 2010...

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    Digital​Master37

    I am a fairly new programmer and I self teaching myself. I have come quite a ways, but still have a looong way to go of course. My question is regarding creating forms in visual C++ 2010. I am making a simple calculator, but once I double click one of the form objects, it takes me to the .h code rather than the .vb file, any help regarding this will be greatly appreciated. 

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    c_str

    You have the wrong Visual Studio Express, you want Visual Basic 2010 Express.  

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    harlock123

    Ummm I think you got the wrong version of express. You wanted the VB version not the C++ version... They are language specific forms of the full IDE that can switch between languages...

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    harlock123

    , c_str wrote

    You have the wrong Visual Studio Express, you want Visual Basic 2010 Express.  

     

    Doh! beat me to it...

     

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    Digital​Master37

    Oh I see, thanks a ton!

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    Digital​Master37

    Why is it this way. Why can't I do this in C++ express?

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    spivonious

    @DigitalMaster37: Because the Express versions are stripped down to focus on one language/type of application. If you want to do VB, you need VB Express. C# needs C# Express, C++ needs C++ Express, and ASP.NET needs WebDev Express.

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    harlock123

    I believe you can install more than one version in the same machine... At least I have C# express and VB express installed side by each in a VM here as a test... (I use VS 2010 ultimate for work though)

     

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    Digital​Master37

    I just installed VB, thanks to you all for the help. I was able to properly continue the program now. Thanks again!

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    AndyC

    @harlock123: Yup, not only do the different Express SKU's live happily side by side, but you can also safely mix versions of the same SKU (if you have some need for C# Express 2008 and 2010 for example.)

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    harlock123

    AndyC

    On my dev environment I have VS2003, VS2005, VS2008, VS2010 and the Beta of VS2011 all installed. As the CTO, I support products and developer teams that for one reason or another are all married to various versions of these dev environments. Now that I think about I believe VS2003 lives in a virtual machine. Either way slowly we are pulling all this mess kicking and screaming up to 1 version of VS 2010 ATM, but by the time they all get there we will have to do so again into VS2011.... It never ends...

     

     

     

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    kettch

    @harlock123: VS11 and VS2010 can round-trip solution and project files, so the transition isn't quite to painful as in the past.

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    harlock123

    Ahh yes but it does make changes to the solution file going to VS2011, these changes don't harm VS2010 but because Source Vault is not VS2011 compatible I cannot use it just yet on anything that the others don't already have moved to 2011, unless I jump through source control hoops and all that crap, so I have one of everything installed.... 

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