Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Mar 2007 23:05 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Microsoft said it will soon release a new version of its Visual Studio toolset for Windows Vista development. Jay Roxe, group product manager for Visual Studio, said Microsoft will introduce a new release of the Visual Studio targeting Vista development, known as Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista, as soon as March 5 but possibly as late as March 12 depending on when internal developers clear the code for general use.
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Rad for Win32? (Is there such a thing)
by mtilsted on Wed 7th Mar 2007 12:57 UTC
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I might be mistaken, because it is some time since I developed windows software using c++, but I am pretty sure, that Visuel studio, newer had any rad support for developing win32 software.

It might have som rad support for MFC, but MFC is such garbadge, that I prefered to develop directly to the win32 api.

I would actuelly say, that for rad c++ development(Not .net), the best solution for windows, is to use the gui builder included with qt4.2, and then use visual studio as editor.

An other interesting thing, is that the eclipse/cdt team, have just released a public beta/milestone build of cdt version 4. And unlike version 3, it is actuelly fast enough to be usefull, and got some nice features too.

So if I had to develop software for windows now, I think i might want to use eclipse as editor/build environment, and then qt(For big apps) or the win32(For small apps).

One thing I would like to know is:
Does anyone know of any kind of rad environment that targets win32? I have newer been able to find one, and there is a real posibility that I have to delevop some windows software soon.

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