anyway, I downloaded visual C++ express from microsoft.com as my IDE compiler and linker.
I tried to do some simple codes like Hello World,
the first few times when I debugged the program, the debugging worked, opening a dos window to show my work.
after a few more tweaking, when I tried to debug the same program, an error occurs, the pop-up says : This application has failed to start because MSVCP80D.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." What does this mean? and why did the debugging work at first, but not now? Its kinda frustrating cause I understood the book I'm reading, but am actually having a hard time programming because of this. Help please!
also, I have a few questions regarding C++,
1. what's the difference between int main (void) and int main (const int &)? the former is what the book I'm reading recommends but I haven't reached the part explaing what this means yet.
2. The codes I'm learning all results to opening windows in msdos to display my work. Are there any codes to make windows pop-up in the windows environment instead of dos? I know this is kinda a stupid question
3. Before I used the microsoft visual c++, I was using dev c++, however the reason I gave up on it, is that unlike microsoft visual, when I debugged the code I worte in dev c++, my output won't display (i.e., no dos window opening up to show my output. Why's this?
anyways, thanks for the help. Please do understand I'm a newbie in c++, having just started learning 5 days ago.
Edited by island-boy, 11 October 2005 - 12:30 PM.