What to do do for those confused about managed Microsoft .NET C# vs unmanaged C++ code?

(Last Updated On: February 6, 2013)
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What to do do for those confused about managed Microsoft .NET C# vs unmanaged C++ code?

This is for all those newbies at this!

All described is from the links:


Visual C++ .NET can produce managed code if you like: When you create a project, select one of the application types whose name starts with .Managed., such as .Managed C++ application..
Unlike the other Microsoft languages in Visual Studio, Visual C++ can create unmanaged applications. When you create a project and select an application type whose name starts with MFC, ATL, or Win32, you’re creating an unmanaged application.

What about Native Code? explained

This is a managed type:

__gc class Bar
   int x;
    Bar(): x(0){}
    Bar(int xx): x(xx) {}

The only difference is the __gc keyword on the definition of Bar. But it makes a huge difference.

Managed types are garbage collected. They must be created with new, never on the stack. So this line is fine:

Foo f;

But this line is not allowed:

Bar b;

In a nutshell, maybe it is wise to created Managed Visual C++ projects within Visual Studio
Also, create a CLR C++ project in Visual Studio to have the code managed.
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