Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
General Development Even though I'm not a programmer, I still know that while some programmers like the idea of graphical programming, whereas others shun the concept completely, opting for a more hands-on approach. While Microsoft is quite active in the field of graphical programming, the company's own high-level coders aren't very keen on the idea.
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RE: Makes sense
by f0dder on Mon 30th Nov 2009 11:59 UTC in reply to "Makes sense"
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2009-08-05

...but it should be perfectly feasible in Visual Studio. I know the DDK discourages this and wants you to write makefiles and use the DDK build environment, but I've written driver projects with VS without trouble.

Heck, even if you insist on using the DDK build environment for building, you can still use the VS IDE for writing the code, and take advantage of features like inline help, intellisense, the code browsing features etc.

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RE[2]: Makes sense
by malxau on Tue 1st Dec 2009 18:19 in reply to "RE: Makes sense"
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2005-12-04

As others have indicated, the article (and osnews followup) are confusing language and editor/environment. My post relates to the former.

In terms of environment, in my group everyone uses their environment of choice. Many do use sophisticated IDEs. Personally I use vim. Completion would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker; the most important thing to me is to be able to navigate around code quickly.

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RE[3]: Makes sense
by clhodapp on Fri 4th Dec 2009 11:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Makes sense"
clhodapp Member since:
2009-12-04

Have you tried hitting ctrl+n?

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