Jun 9, 2011 at 6:12pm UTC
I am contemplating learning C++ soon and I was wondering if someone could recommend to me a good IDE/Compiler. I have tried Code::Blocks but it wont work and i can't seem to get VC++
My OS is Windows Vista
Jun 9, 2011 at 6:22pm UTC
Code::Blocks won't work? Did you remember to reconfirm your confirmation while running as Admin in Vista? :P J/K but really from what I've seen of that platform it's going to be painful to program on.
What error do you get with Code::Blocks? Since niether IDE has worked for you I'd imagine we're hitting a different issue then compatibility.
Jun 9, 2011 at 6:29pm UTC
the error is that <iostream> isn't in the directory
and for VC++ it says i need a service pack but i see no sign of the service pack anywhere
oh sorry i should have mention also that it was the expess edition of VC++
Jun 9, 2011 at 6:34pm UTC
I'm not yelling, I'm making sure you read the following
INSTALL THE SERVICE PACK UPDATE FOR WINDOWS VISTA BEFORE MAKING YOUR NEXT POST
Jun 9, 2011 at 6:36pm UTC
i can't find it i said already and i did what the window said i should and updated my compuer but it still hasn't worked
Jun 9, 2011 at 6:38pm UTC
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Jun 9, 2011 at 6:42pm UTC
Jun 9, 2011 at 7:33pm UTC
Just go to "Windows Update"; the service pack should be available through that.
As for Code::Blocks, did you definitely download and install "Code::Blocks with MinGW" rather than just "Code::Blocks" by itself?
Jun 9, 2011 at 8:31pm UTC
yes it was the binary download with MinGW setup
Jun 9, 2011 at 8:44pm UTC
I would almost certainly go for Dev-C++. LOL. Just kidding, I don't use, old, and out-of-date software; I use Visual C++ Express 2010.
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:05pm UTC
@Framework Lol, as I read the first half of your post, I was already priming myself to fly into an all encompassing rage XD
I use VCE as well :)
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:15pm UTC
@OP Just in case you didn't realise,
don't use DevC++ :p
Go to the Code::Blocks installation folder, then MinGW and see if you can find iostream in there.
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:28pm UTC
ya i've been hearing that is the best alot
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:31pm UTC
@Xander I noticed its a outdated hunk of junk
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:33pm UTC
Hearing DevC++ is the best? Not on here I hope :P
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:38pm UTC
@Xander nooooo i ment VCE not that DevC++ crap
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:38pm UTC
@firedraco I see - that makes more sense. As for the link, the OP had trouble with a service pack necessary to install it..
Jun 9, 2011 at 9:43pm UTC
java was alot easier to set up haha
Jun 10, 2011 at 12:16am UTC
There's no reason Code::Blocks wouldn't work if it was set up properly (which is as easy as running the installer).
You probably created a C project instead of a C++ project. If not, post the code you're trying to compile.