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Offline code1101

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Is VCTK really free?!
« on: June 25, 2005, 06:41:50 pm »
can I use VCTK for a commercial project for example?

I cant remember where it was mentioned but someone said that VCTK is not to be used for commercial purposes. I'm not smart when it comes to eulas (elish is not my native language) so can anyone tell me if this is true or not?

thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2005, 07:56:19 pm »
http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/

It's free, and you can use it for commercial projects.

If you download it, you will need the Platform SDK as well, and Direct X downloaded seperately if you need that.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005, 08:04:29 pm »
and you probably need windbg too - Microsoft's free standalone debugger. That is until the next codeblocks release that has promised to integrate the command line debugger from VCTK.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005, 08:46:37 pm »
thanks alot guys ... I'll take your word for it :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2005, 11:39:36 pm »
Quote from: Vampyre_Dark
http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/

It's free, and you can use it for commercial projects.

If you download it, you will need the Platform SDK as well, and Direct X downloaded seperately if you need that.


But... No MFC, ATL, WTL... Just win32 api in the patfrom sdk.  :evil:

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 04:30:35 am »
Quote from: Anonymous

But... No MFC, ATL, WTL... Just win32 api in the patfrom sdk.  :evil:


Cool! Thats what wxwidgets is for...
Besides, MFC,ATL,WTL are technologies (cant speak for the last 2 ones though) that soon will be replaced with .NET, so...

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2005, 08:15:39 pm »
WTL was open sourced.  http://sourceforge.net/projects/wtl/

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2005, 10:01:10 pm »
I find this page amusing, though not ironic (since WTL is based on ATL, a Microsoft technology).

Personally, ActiveX (or the COM) has proven to be more of a thorn in the side than a significant benefit in my windows experience.  It has led to the development of monsters like HKLM\Software\Classes ( >_< ).

However, I'm certain you can do more with ATL and WTL than just develop COM-based libraries and programs.