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How do I get "msdev.exe"

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  • 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" ?

    Thanks!
    Jean-Lou Dupont.

    Thursday, March 27, 2008 3:18 PM

Answers

  • 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.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 7:15 AM