Preparing Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 for the CCC library

  1. Select the Tools|Options menu option from the main menu of the Developer Studio
  2. Click on the Directories tab.
  3. Make sure the Platform choice is set to Win32 and the Show directories for choice is set for Include files.
  4. Double-click on the empty rectangle at the bottom of the Directories list.
  5. Type the location of your CCC files, such as c:\CCCBook\cccfiles, or click on the ... icon and choose the directory. (This must be the directory that contains ccc_ansi.cpp and so on.)

Creating a project with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0

  1. Select the File | New ... menu option from the main menu of the Developer Studio
  2. Now you need to make your first decision. Are you building a console application or a graphics application? A console application reads keystrokes and displays text in a console window (or "DOS window), typically with a black background. For example, the "Hello, World" program is a console application. A graphical application displays graphical shapes in a regular window, with a white background.
  3. In the same dialog, in the Project Name field, enter a name for your project (such as MyProject).
  4. Still in the same dialog, in the Location field, select the working directory for your files (such as c:\MyHomework). You can click on the ... icon to pick a directory, or you can type in the full path name.
    Warning: If you pick the directory by clicking on the ... dialog, the compiler doesn't place the files into the directory that you picked. Instead, it places them in a subdirectory with the same name as the project (for example, c:\MyHomework\MyProject).
  5. Still in the same dialog, click Ok.
  6. In the resulting dialog box, Select An empty project and click Finish
  7. In the resulting "Project Information" dialog, click Ok
  8. Now you need to make another decision. Do you want to start with a new file, or do you want to compile an existing file (say, one of the examples).
  9. When you are ready to build your program, select theBuild | Build menu option from the main menu of the Developer Studio.
  10. If there are error messages in the bottom window, double-click on each message to go to the location of the error in your file. Fix the errors and build your program again.
  11. When your program has been built succesfully, select theBuild | Execute menu option from the main menu of the Developer Studio.
  12. If you need to debug your program, select theBuild | Start Debug | Step Into menu option from the main menu of the Developer Studio.
  13. If you want to start a new project, select theFile | Close workspacemenu option from the main menu of the Developer Studio.