Visual Studio 2005

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kondor-11

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Hi, what is the cheapest way to get a copy of Visual Studios 2005? It doesn't matter what version, just so long as it's at least standard. I want to get a copy because I'm going to use it with the book "Beginning Visual C++ 2005" by Ivor Horton. I can't use the Express edition because it doesn't include the MFC libraries. I have a copy of VS 2003 .NET, so if it's possible to upgrade I might be able to go that route.
 
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MFC libraries are fat and outdated. Most developers don't use them anymore. Learn C++ with ATL (Active Template Libraries).
 
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Beginning ATL 3 COM Programming by Richard Grimes.

ATL uses Win32 api's so I would pick up one of Charles Petzold's books on that too.

Dan
 
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