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Intro to MS Visual Studio

I had the opportunity to read Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010 a couple of months ago.
It is a good reading in my opinion (with much humility) as I am not a professional programmer.
One problem might be that those 1200 pages are just overwhelming, and I would have preferred it focuses only on standard C++. Anyway, Horton's 2010 book deserves attention, and I assume it is the same of the 2012 version.
 

rholowczak

Director, Wasserman Trading Floor/Subotnick Center
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Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
I had the opportunity to read Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010 a couple of months ago.
It is a good reading in my opinion (with much humility) as I am not a professional programmer.
One problem might be that those 1200 pages are just overwhelming, and I would have preferred it focuses only on standard C++. Anyway, Horton's 2010 book deserves attention, and I assume it is the same of the 2012 version.
Does the book have lots of screen shots? Is Managed C++(C++/CLI) discussed?

One of the dangers is that newbies cannot distinguish between C++ and VS C++. A 'good' example in a plastics extrusion RT system in which all classes were derived from MFC base COobject. Now, it was a sticky one.... even the hardware controllers and application classes.:eek:
 
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