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C complier for windows 8

  1. #1


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    C complier for windows 8


    I had been using dev c++ for c programming in windows 7..Now I have upgraded to windows 8..I tried to use it under compatible mode but no good..


    can anyone suggest any other compiler for windows 8??

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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    why not download the FREE version of Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio express

    C, C++. Visual basic etc all covered


    Visual Studio Express 2012 Products | Microsoft Visual Studio

    More info on what the package contains

    Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop is Here - The Visual Studio Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Thanks..

    But can I use this always?
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  4. #4


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Thanks..

    But can I use this always?
    Yes -- Free and specifically designed for individuals to develop Windows applications -- and being Ms product it will work 100% perfectly on W8 desktop.

    Good also fror designing Metro and W8 Phone apps as well as Windows apps so you've got it all.

    Can't understand why very few people have even HEARD of this package --works fine even for .NET applications.

    Doesn't expire so you can use indefinitely.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #5


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Thanks..

    But can I use this always?
    Yes -- Free and specifically designed for individuals to develop Windows applications -- and being Ms product it will work 100% perfectly on W8 desktop.

    Good also fror designing Metro and W8 Phone apps as well as Windows apps so you've got it all.

    Can't understand why very few people have even HEARD of this package --works fine even for .NET applications.

    Doesn't expire so you can use indefinitely.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I have few basic c programs to practice..Where do I find compile and run options in the above software?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I think you have to create a project and then go from there

    try some of these tutorials first

    Getting Started Tutorials

    try something like this


    1. Go to File ->New Project ->
    2 In project types, set it to win32, set win32 console application in "visual studio installed templates".
    3 Enter the folder name and press enter.
    4 Click Next , check in console application, tick empty project, don't touch the others, click finish.
    5 Right click in source file folder Add -> new item
    6 Go select c++ file and enter "main" as the c++ file
    7. Your c++ first program is ready to go.
    8. Code this


    #include <iostream>

    using namespace std;

    int main()
    {
    cout << "I am a c++ beginner." << endl;
    system ("pause");
    return 0;
    }



    9. Press Ctrl + F5 in your keyboard
    10. Output should show this.

    I am c++ beginner.
    Press any key to continue . . ._


    11. The end

    should work.

    BTW don't code like this when doing stuff for real as some will be "non portable" such as system("pause") and ideally using C++ code should be easily portable.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #7


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    will try this ..
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  8. #8


    I have one question... I know it is free for individuals, and I downloaded one of the flavors of Visual Studio Express, and immediately went to register the product to make it permanent. Since it is for personal use, I wasn't sure what to enter for the Business information (which includes many of the required fields).

    What do some of the rest of you do?
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    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I put my business information. I don't sell program that develop with Visual and I don't use it for my business, so it a personal use
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8


    I just installed Visual Studio on Windows 8. It mentions support for Python and C++, but not for C programming language.

    1.) Can I use Visual Studio for writing & compiling C programs?
    2.) If not, what should I use.

    Changing to Windows 10 isn't an option. I'm distressed by the amount that it 'phones home.'
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