For courses that offer a Microsoft-specific C++ programming focus using Visual C++ 2008. Based on the authors' highly popular C++-standard-compliant textbook, C++ How to Program, 6/e, Visual C++ How to Program 2/ E builds off this successful approach to offer readers a comprehensive introduction to Visual C++. Through their ongoing consultation with the Microsoft Visual C++ team, the Deitels have developed an approach that focuses on native C++ and presents examples of .NET managed code programming with C++/CLI, where appropriate. The book takes an easy-to-follow, carefully developed early classes and objects approach. This includes comprehensive coverage of the Visual C++ environment. Like other books in the How to Program series, the new edition retains the Deitels' classic approach to developing good programming skills. These tools have been refined over a combined six decades of academic and industry teaching experience. This approach has been the foundation of several programmers in industry today.