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Visual Studio 2012 Express only for Windows 8? RRS feed

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  • It looks like VS 2012 Pro works fine on Windows 7, but VS 2012 Express only works on Windows 8? Is this correct?

    I am just looking for better c++0x support than was available with 2010.

    Thanks,

    David

    Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:16 PM

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  • On 03/06/2012 15:16, daviddoria wrote:

    It looks like VS 2012 Pro works fine on Windows 7, but VS 2012 Express only works on Windows 8? Is this correct?

    I am just looking for better c++0x support than was available with 2010.

    It seems that the 2012 Express Edition of Visual C++ allows only building Metro apps, and since Metro is only for Windows 8, I'd conclude that VC++ Express 2012 can only target Windows 8.

    If you want better C++11 support for free, consider some other compiler, like GNU C++:

    http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.7/cxx0x_status.html

    You can download and use the MinGW distro from here:

    http://nuwen.net/mingw.html

    Giovanni

    • Marked as answer by Helen Zhao Monday, June 11, 2012 3:25 AM
    Sunday, June 3, 2012 4:41 PM

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