A Suggested Procedure for Handling Microsoft Visual C++ Projects:

Create two workspaces, one called TextProj for projects with text output and one called GraphicsProj for projects with graphic output. These will be stored on your H: drive in subdirectories of the same name. The TextProj workspace should be created as a console application, while the GraphicsProj workspace should be created as a Windows application (with the "flying windows" icon).  See Instructions on Creating a Console Application or Instructions on Creating a Graphics Application for details.

For each project: open the appropriate workspace, close the text file area (if any code appears there), click on the FileView tab at the left, and delete the existing file(s) (if any) from the project. (Note that this just deletes the file(s) from the workspace, not from the disk.) Create your new code, save it, and insert it into the project. When you go to compile, choose Rebuild All.  If you want to save the executable version of your program, you can copy or move it from C:\temp or C:\ (or perhaps a debug subdirectory) to where you want to keep it; you will also want to rename it, e.g., from GraphicsProj.exe to Kaleidoscope.exe.

The following settings should be used in both workspaces. You should have to go through this only once for each workspace.

1. Follow the instructions in Suggestions for Saving Disk Space.

2. Follow the instructions in Using Horstmann's CCC Library or the Rowan Graphics Library in Visual C++ projects.

Note: when Visual C++ starts up, it looks for the help files and "Visual C++ books" and tells you if it can't find them.
On our system, these files are located at Y:\localapp\win\vc40\HELP.

For help with errors when using Visual C++ 4.0, see Prof. Lobo's List of Common Errors.

For information on cheap copies of Visual C++ 4.0, see Prof. Kay's Purchasing Cheap Copies of Visual C++ 4.0.

For information on debugging, see Prof. Kay's A Brief Guide to Using the Visual C++ 4.0 Debugger.