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Visual C++ is a Programming Language. It is a Combination of Visual Basic and C++ Programming Language. Microsoft Visual C++ is abbreviated as MSVC. Microsoft Visual C++ is a commercial IDE (Integrated Development Environment) product engineered by Microsoft for the C, C++, and C++/ CLI programming languages.

It has tools for developing and debugging C++ code, especially code written for the Microsoft Windows API, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. There are lots of Versions available in VC++. There is three main point emphases: ActiveX, Database Programming and application packaging.

Brief History about Visual C++ versions
VersionReleased onFeatures
Visual C++ 1.0 1992 both 16-bit and 32-bit versions
Visual C++ 1.5 1993 16-bit only
Visual C++ 1.52c 1993 Available through Microsoft Developer Network
Visual C++ 2.0 1994 which included MFC 3.0, was the first version to be 32-bit only
Visual C++ 4.0 1995 which included MFC 4.0, was designed for Windows 95 and Windows NT
Visual C++ 5.0 1997 which included MFC 4.21
Visual C++ 6.0 1998. commonly known as VC6
Visual C++ .NET 2002 2002. known also as Visual C++ 7.0
Visual C++ .NET 2003 2003. known also as Visual C++ 7.1
eMbedded Visual C++ 2003. replaced as a separate development environment by Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Visual C++ 2005 November 2005. known also as Visual C++ 8.0
Visual C++ 2008 November 2007 known also as Visual C++ 9.0

Difference between VC++ and C++

Microsoft Visual C++ (also known as VC++ or MSVC) is an integrated development environment (or IDE) product that was engineered by Microsoft for the C, C++, and C++/CLI programming languages. it is a general-purpose programming language. It is also developed from the original C programming language.
VC++ includes tools that are used specifically for developing and debugging C++ code –most notably that code which is written for the Microsoft Windows API, the DirectX API, and sthe Microsoft .NET Framework. it is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm and a compiled programming language.
There are both 32 bit and 16 bit versions of VC++, both with multiple permutations therein. its programming language is widely considered to be an intermediate-level language, as it made up of both high-level and low-level language features.
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