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Visual Basic or C++?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by scarhand, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. scarhand

    scarhand Thread Starter

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    I am looking to learn one of these languages.

    Basically I want to create simple windows applications. The first application I want to create will be a simple mp3 player with a playlist.

    I am very good with PHP and web development programming, but am bored of it and want to move on to creating simple but very useful windows applications with GUI's that use the default windows buttons etc.

    Would Visual Basic be better than C++?

    What are some disadvantages of using Visual Basic in this day and age?
     
  2. mt2002

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    Thats not a "simple application". Also, iirc, being able to support mp3 files requires the sdk which costs money.

    If you are just wanting to create simple windows applications though, I would probably go with Visual Basic over C++. Anything more advance (or portability) then I would go with C++...it all depends what your goals are.
     
  3. pvc_

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    with vb, you can just import the windows media library into your project and use that for your mp3 player, but with C++ it would be a bit more challenging to accomplish the same thing; although, PHP's syntax is a lot like C++.
    One other thing to keep in mind is that VB6 and VB.Net are different and since vb6 is fairly old, I'd go with .net
     
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