Visual C++ 2010 Express is part of the Visual Studio 2010 Express family, a free set of tools that Windows developers at any level can use to create custom applications using basic and expert settings. Visual C++ is a powerful language that is designed to give you deep and detailed control when you build either native Windows (COM+) applications or .NET Framework managed Windows applications.
Visual C++ 2010 Express supports the new .NET Framework 4, which allows you to apply common skills across a variety of devices, application types, and programming tasks. Develop your application more quickly with friendlier and more useful start options.
The new code editor makes it easy to zoom in on your code, highlight method references, and overlay powerful features. Whether you are an experienced developer or trying to become one, you can use Visual C++ 2010 Express to bring your vision to life on Windows.