Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by chris200x9, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    Hi I just recently started my first programming class and we are learning C++ my teacher is using visual studio (I think that's the name) but I was wondering if I could just use xcode to do C++. Also would it be easy to create windows apps and console apps? or would I just be better off grabbing my xp disc installing it under boot camp and getting visual studio cheap(free?) from school?
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    You can create ISO-standard C++ applications with Xcode but you can't build Windows or DOS-specific applications with it.

    If your instructor decides to use non-standard extensions like console I/O (conio) or wants you to create Windows applications of any kind, then you're better off with MS Visual Studio running on Windows.
  3. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006

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