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Started by Nork, December 18, 2012, 02:52:17 AM

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Microsoft apparently wants you to use Visual Studio 2012 for everything, or 2010 at minimum.

From Obtaining Microsoft VC Tools and MASM

This page talks about Visual C 2005, but that's not where you go with these links now.

This link now redirects to the Studio 2012 homepage:
- VC Express Edition

This link now redirects to the Studio 2012 homepage:
This is the link for the direct ISO downloads.

MASM Version 8.0

Although if you scroll down on Microsoft's information page for it, you see this:

Required software ◦ Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition

Which again goes to Visual Studio 2012 now.

And actually, if you try to explicitly search the Microsoft downloads for visual studio 2005 express, you get nothing relevant. Service packs and miscellaneous, but not the installer itself.

As much as I hate SoftPedia and their spammy ad-infested download pages, they do in fact have a working link to download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Internet-based installer:

Though this is apparently a "deep link" with no parent webpage anymore, so its stability and continued reliability is uncertain.


Visual Studio 2008 Express SP1 ISO

you have to use "ISO" in your search   :P

if you don't feel like burning a CD, you can use 7-zip to extract the files from the ISO image



Maybe M.S. wants to discourage programmers by making less tools available.

I thought it was hilarious when I downloaded one of newer Visual Basic packages.

If you get the symbols and count all the Frameworks upgrades needed, you are looking at around 2 Gbs.

I posted several messages on how to make what they call a "project."

When I tried adding header files and went to a directory full of them, it listed none.  :biggrin:

I posted messages as the why and they changed the subject.

Take care,
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