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Windows 7: Running Visual C++

22 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional
Running Visual C++

Some time ago (over six months) I downloaded and installed MS Visual C++. Now I am trying to open the software to use it.

With Control Panel, I can see that it is there under installed programs (x32 and x64) but I can find no reference in the start menu or by searching for related files.

I must be blind, I guess, but how does one open this program?

Thanks for any help!

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23 Apr 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Please post a screenshot of the Programs and Features listing. Show the MS Visual C++ entries.

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23 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 professional

Here is the relevant part...

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23 Apr 2013   #4
x BlueRobot


You haven't installed the IDE, you have just installed the libraries and runtime for C++, see my screenshot for the items that I have installed to give you a clearer understanding:

Running Visual C++-c-ide.jpg

Visual Studio2010 Express Editions |Microsoft Visual Studio

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24 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 professional

Thanks for the pointer! I have now searched to find an IDE for MS VS2010 and have not had much success! When I thought that I had found what I needed, trying to download sent me off to another MS site which had much VS2010 stuff but no apparant IDE for download.

I have seen references to using Netbeans as an IDE for C++; would that be sensible (or even possible)? Or could you give me a pointer to a download site when I can find an appropriate IDE?

Thanks for your help.
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24 Apr 2013   #6
x BlueRobot


Go to the link I provided you with, and then scroll to the bottom of the page, and install Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition.

It's what I used with C++.
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24 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 professional

Thanks x BlueRobot; all done, now to use. As you may gather, I am something of a newbie here having (years ago) moved on to FORTRAN as being 'the thing'. Now (in retirement) maybe its time to grow up!

Many thanks for your help
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24 Apr 2013   #8
x BlueRobot


Your welcome.
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