An application development tool developed by Microsoft
for C++ programmers
. Visual C++ supports object-oriented programming
of 32-bit Windows
applications with an integrated development environment (IDE)
, a C/C++ compiler
, and a class library called the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)
. The IDE includes an AppWizard, ClassWizard, and testing features to make programming easier. Visual C++ was introduced in 1993, and Release 4.0 became available in 1996.
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