Visual C++

What Does Visual C++ Mean?

Visual C++ is part of the general "C suite" of programming languages often used for many different types of development projects. The full name of the product is Microsoft Visual C++, which is sometimes abbreviated as MSVC or VC++.

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Techopedia Explains Visual C++

Microsoft calls Visual C++ an integrated development environment (IDE) tool to complement C, C++ and C++/CLI programming. It is a commercial software with a free version available. Visual C++ contains various code base handling tools and development tools for use with the Microsoft Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) and the Microsoft .NET platform.

Like other similar programming language products, Visual C++ includes runtime packages and libraries for creating different compilations of function calls, procedures and other code elements that work within integrated software environments.

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