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Visual Studio Evaluation

I searched google and microsoft's site and am wondering if there is a free download for visual studio. I am trying to compile a *.dsw *.dsp project.

If there is not a free download. Is there a way to convert a dsw to borland's C++ builderX personal edition.

Tom Vu
Thursday, November 20, 2003

Microsoft has a free 60-day evaluation of Visual Studio that it distributes on CDs or DVDs.  They also have a version that you can try online.  Both available here.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/productinfo/trial/default.aspx

Robert Jacobson
Thursday, November 20, 2003

You could try Dev-C++ http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/devcpp.html

It has an option to import MSVC projects.

Koos
Friday, November 21, 2003

The format of DSP and DSW is fairly obvious. They're just text files; look inside them and see what's what. (The command line switches, you should be able to find somewhere on the online MSDN; like as not, /I and /D are the only ones you'll really need.)

It should be a simple matter to convert them into whatever sort of project file Borland C++ builder uses.

(Unless of course it uses a binary format. That would be very bad, and (were I you) grounds for dumping it! Still, I'm sure it will be able to import at least one type of textual project file, so you should be OK.)

Insert half smiley here.
Saturday, November 22, 2003

Tom. I dunno if this will be usefule, nor if it still exists, but MS used to give away a version of VB that would compile to ActiveX - it was called the 'VB Control Creation' edition or similar.

Marx
Saturday, November 22, 2003

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