=== Windows Visual C++ ===
To Download Visual studio from [https://acs.senecac.on.ca/pages/download.php Seneca/ACS download page] Seneca students should first login using their Seneca account, click on MSDN and scroll down to the DVD Downloads subheading. Download the file "(Dual Layer) Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 ".
(Note that the image does not include [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBEE1648-7106-44A7-9649-6D9F6D58056E&displaylang=en Service Pack 1])
Users also have the option of downloading Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition from the[http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/ Microsoft Visual Studio Express Downloads page]. Users will eventually need to register the product, free of charge, in order to continue usage beyond the trial period. To register, open Visual C++, select 'Help' from the top tool bar and select 'Register Product'. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen and a registation key will be issued following successful registration.
If you have other MS Visual Studio products (eg. Visual Basic) installed you may be asked to first uninstall them before installing the Visual C++ Express Edition.
==== Creating a Project for console application in Visual C++ 2008 ====