How do I get "msdev.exe" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi - I have just installed Visual Studio 2008 Express.  I was hoping to have "msdev.exe" through this but to no avail.

    How do I get / install "msdev.exe" ?

    Jean-Lou Dupont.

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 3:18 PM


  • Hi,


    "msdev.exe” is the IDE application of VC6. Since VS2003, “msdev.exe” is replaced by “devenv.exe” in standard and professional editions. In VC++ Express Editions, the IDE application is “VCExpress.exe”. Thus, you can’t get “msdev.exe” from Visual C++ 2008 Express Editions.


    By the way, VC6 is no longer supported. The latest VS edition is more powerful than VC6. I don’t suggest you get that.




    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 7:15 AM