I think despite its horrible standards support, visual c++ 6 has been the most widely used version of visual C++. Still 12 years later most open source projects still only support that compiler for windows LOL
Jeez finally! I'm worried that it may be to late, this news would been great 1-2 years ago but now the benefits of c# is getting to be overwhelming. Seriously things like the ide not even supporting the updated windows controls was a nightmare, I remember
how much time we wasted on projects just manually changing styles so controls looked right. Maybee if they got WPF/E (since its a small runtime) fully integrated, I would start to consider c++ again for desktop apps. Really C++ main benefit now is that it
doesn't require a 20mb redistrib.