The user interface for Console Calculator on Windows is really showing it’s age. Â More recent software supports toolbar icons with more than 16-colors, and other updated chrome. Â I’m recently using Visual Studio Pro 2005, which does not support the updated toolbar look and user interface. Â Visual Studio 2008 and newer does support it, but I’m not inclined to drop $100’s for this feature alone. Â CCalc doesn’t bring in that kind of money :-/ Â Unfortunately, I locked myself into using Visual Studio Pro (by using MFC), so the best way forward is not clear to me… I could try rewriting CCalc to avoid using MFC so I can use VS Express, but I expect that to be a significant effort.
Any developers out there who wants to trade a few CCalc licenses for VS Pro 2008 or newer? Â Let’s be honest, 2008 is already pretty old, I’ll bet someone out there already has a license sitting on the shelf. Â Ping me!
Chesster Fritz · July 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm
You can get a free, fully functional copy of visual studio 2008 professional through the Microsoft dreamspark program:
I hope it helps you as much as your calculator has helped me. 🙂
Saldatoccio · August 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm
Likely you already updated to Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, it’s VS 2015 Professional but free for team up to 5 developers.