Integrated Development (IDE) for VC++ :->
The integrated development environment for VC++ consists of the following :->
1. The workspace.
2. The output pane.
3. The editor area.
4. Menu bar & tool bar.
The work space :->
When you start visual c++ for the first time, an area on the left side of screen is known as the workspace. It is also known as viewer windows.
This area is a key to navigating the various pieces and parts of your development projects.
The workspace allows you to view the parts of your application in three different ways :-
1. Class View :->
Class view allows you to navigate and manipulate your source code on a c++ class level.
2. Resource view :->
Resource view allows you to find and edit each of the various resources in your application, including dialog window designs icons and menus.
3.File view :->
File view allows you to view and navigate all the files that make up your application.
The output pane :->
The output pane is also known as Result window appears at the bottom of the screen.
The output pane might not be visible when you start VC++ for the first time. After you compile your application, it appears at the bottom of the screen and remains open until you choose to close it.
The output pane is where you see all the compiler progress, statements, warnings and error message and where the VC++ debugger displays all the code. After you close the output pane, it reopens itself when VC++ has any message that it needs to display for you.
The Editor Area :->
The area on the right side of the screen is the editor area. This is the area where you perform all your editing when using VC++.
It is the area :->
-> Where the code editor window displays when you edit C++ source code.
-> Where the window pointer displays when you design a dialog box.
The editor area is basically the entire area that is not otherwise occupied by the passes ( work space pane and output pane menus or toolbars )
Menu bars and Tool bars :->
The menu bar appears just below the tittle bar. The menu bar is where we find various menus like file, edit, view, insert, project etc.
1. The Standard Toolbar :->
It contains most of the standard tools for opening and saving files, writing, copying, pasting & a variety of other commands.
2. The Wizard bar Toolbar :->
It enables you to perform a number of class wizard actions without opening the class wizard.
3. The Build mini Bar :->
It provides you with the build & run commands that you are most likely to use as you develop and test your applications.