Portable IDE

At my school they said we can use any compiler we want, so I wanted to bring my VS2010 with me, which is not portable and uses a long time to install, sometimes even requiring reboot(which is not an option-the PCs have Deep Freeze on) so I'm looking for a similar IDE(the PCs have DevC++ and VC++ 6.0 which are both quite obsolete) so what would you recommend to use?(size doesn't matter, I got 16GB USB)

Also I'd appreciate some screenshots of the IDE :P
I remembering some software a few years ago that aimed to make any program portable. You might want to do some googling and see if that still exists and if it'd be an option for portablizing VS

In the mean time my suggestion is going to be code::blocks. It's not the best IDE out there, but it is easy to make portable. wxDev might also be portable.

Then again, if you don't mind a little footwork, you could wrap Cygwin up on a flash drive and use good old unix as an IDE with a really extensible plugin interface. :P
Well I don't really need a compiler for "rocket-measure" programs, it's just some easy stuff (IMO kinda below my level of knowledge but have to take it anyway :P), all the customization it needs is additional include dirs and library linking :P

about that program for making portable programs, do you know anything more? Seems interesting.

Oh and one more thing: It'd also be nice to have some kind of function parameter suggestions(like void doThat(int x,int y)) when you type.
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You might like wxDev-C++
http://wxdsgn.sourceforge.net/
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Code::Blocks can also be installed as a portable application.

http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=FAQ-Settings#Q:_How_do_I_make_Code::Blocks_portable.3F
I'm fairly sure that Eclipse has a portable version/can be portable, but running it off of a USB drive would probably cause some performance issues.
I'm very surprised that your school doesn't have proper software installed already. Microsoft's Academic Alliance program offers special licenses to both students and educators - which your school is probably eligible for. You might consider speaking with the staff in charge of the department about this.

*Ah, I guess they renamed it. Here's a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreamSpark_Premium
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I would also suggest asking your prof what compiler he'll be using, because implementations of the C++ standard can very between them and what compiles on your machine might not compile on his.
It's up to us to choose the compiler, so anything comes in handy, really. Thanks for help!
Yes, but it is still very good advice to ask your professor what compiler he is using.
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It may be up to you to choose whatever compiler you want, but what happens if your program doesn't compile with your prof's compiler? At my University, I got an automatic fail.
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