Using an old tutorial in a new version of Visual Studio


  • I am reading C++ programming for the Absolute Beginner, 2nd edition, a library book. The pictures and instructions look different. I am told that too by the book, but I do not know how to apply the knowledge to the new version. 

    I am stuck on page 8, where it talks about Creating a New Project. I should check the empty project box and click Finish. 

    Somehow, it does not do what I expect, because I am supposed to get the Solution Explorer window. Actually, now I don't know how to open the project. 

    Please help.

    P.S. C++ feels harder than Visual Basic for Applications in Excel. They share lots of similarities, but C++ has lots of other stuff that VBA doesn't have for some reason. 

    Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:38 AM


  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Could you please tell me what's the version of you Visual Studio?

    I take VS2015 as an example. About Creating a New Project, please follow the steps below:

    • Create a project by pointing to New on the File menu, and then clicking Project.

    • In the Visual C++ project types pane, click Win32, and then click Win32 Console Application.

    • Type a name for the project.

      By default, the solution that contains the project has the same name as the project, but you can type a different name. You can also type a different location for the project.

      Click OK to create the project.

    • In the Win32 Application Wizard, click Next, select Empty Project, and then click Finish.

    • If Solution Explorer is not displayed, on the View menu, click Solution Explorer.

    Reference for Walkthrough: Creating a Standard C++ Program (C++):

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Monday, May 9, 2016 2:27 AM