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map
06-09-2002, 03:34 PM
I used to have a Miscrosoft visual C compiler but when I went to install a compiler for Visual Basic I had to uninstall the C compiler. Does anyone know why Microsoft doesn't allow 2 compilers installed? I'm assuming it didn't have anything to do with the computer. Sorry if this sounds dumb, I'm new to all of this. Thanks.

mjc
06-09-2002, 03:51 PM
Hmm...sounds kind of like something M$ would do, but you can't rule out a problem with your OS. A few more specs would be helpful.....

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map
06-09-2002, 04:03 PM
I'll try to answer the best I can. I have Windows 98. The C was Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition and the other is Visual Basic 6.0 Working Model Edition. I paid for both (!) I would assume I could use both, but it doesn't let you install both. They are easy enough to switch, but it is inconvenient.

Paul Komski
06-09-2002, 04:58 PM
I have VisualBasic6 but had been toying with getting VisualStudio because (as I understood it) it contains not only VisualBasic but also VisualC++, VisualJ++ and VisualFoxPro as well as a number of WebDevelopment Tools and other accessories.

If that's the case then V-Studio is a "suite" of applications akin to MSOffice. Like you wouldn't (and probably can't) install Word2000 and Office2000 independently of each other (without at least causing some conflicts somewhere.

You should have got a copy of MSDN Library along with VB6 which should provide you with many answers. THIS (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/productinfo/previous/vs6/overview.asp) is a link to MSDN (Visual Studio Homepage) on-line.

The only thing I'm not sure about is the difference between the Enterprise and Working Model editions but I imagine that Working Model is the inferior of the two. That shouldn't make much difference at this stage if you are just learning programming but would possibly make a difference if you were planning to distribute software you had developed.

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map
06-09-2002, 07:01 PM
Thanks for the help and the link. Yes, I am just learning. This is a great forum. I love to read all the posts.

Paul Komski
06-09-2002, 07:15 PM
LOL I hope we are all just learning else it's time for the grave. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

The only advantage of using VB -v- VS might be that the interface and setup could be simpler and with fewer options to choose from when setting things up for the first time. Since I've never used VS I don't know how hard or easy it is to switch between the different programming modules - presuming that you are going to be doing this. As you are at an early stage it is possible that some of the programming newsgroups could be useful to take a peek at or post questions on. Happy compiling...etc http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif

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Take nice care of yourselves - Paul
"Those who say they don't let little things annoy them have never tried to sleep in a room with a buzzing mosquito."