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Microsoft Discontinues Free Visual Studio C++ IDE, now Metro only (msdn.com)
8 points by xpaulbettsx 1231 days ago | 2 comments

from the page: "For example, the Express edition for Windows 8 allows developers to use C#, Visual Basic, C++ and JavaScript" and "If you would like to use a language specific Express edition (C# Express, Visual Basic Express, or C++ Express) without specialized tooling for the latest platforms, you can use the Visual Studio 2010 Express editions, which will continue to be available as free downloads."


C++ will only work for Metro (WinRT) apps, not console applications or standard Win32 apps.


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